Judge shoots himself in court in Thailand

  05 October 2019    Read: 696
Judge shoots himself in court in Thailand

A judge in southern Thailand shot himself in court after delivering a not guilty verdict in the case of five Muslim suspects charged with murder in the predominantly Buddhist country’s restive south, AzVision.az reports quoting Reuters.

Khanakorn Pianchana shot himself in the chest after acquitting the suspects charged with murder, illegal association and gun-related offences on Friday afternoon because of insufficient evidence. He was in hospital on Saturday.

On Saturday, people laid flowers in front of the court in Yala, one of the three Muslim-majority southern provinces at the heart of the insurgency that has claimed more than 7,000 lives since 2004.

“He is safe now. We don’t know why he did this, probably his stress from personal issues,” Suriya Hongwilai, spokesman of the Court of Justice, told Reuters.


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