The attack was over 5,000 baht.
When: December 16th, 2020
Where: Bang Len subdistrict, Bang Yai district, Nonthaburi province
Perpetrators: Mr. Trithep Jenjai, alias Non, 33
Victims: Ms. Surirat Janla, 59
What: The owner of a general store, Ms. Janla, 59, who also serves Bang Len, Nonthaburi as a municipality chairwoman was found badly burned with damages to her store on December 16th, 2020. She was the victim of an attack with gasoline and was lit afire. Neighbors and family assisted her after the attack and brought her to Kasemrad International Hospital.
The perpetrator of the attack, Mr. Jenjai, 33, was arrested shortly after the incident. He smelled of gasoline. The investigation revealed that Mr. Jenjai had asked to borrow 5,000 baht from Ms. Janla. There was an argument about the money. After, Mr. Jenjai went to PTT to buy gasoline with a 1 gallon tank. He poured the gasoline on Ms. Janla and inside the store, and brought a lighter’s flame to start the fire.
Ms. Janla ran to her aunt’s house. She took off her clothes, which were on fire.
Mr. Jenjai had been arrested four times before. Three times for drug charges, possession and use, and once for burglary. He confessed to the attack on the scene upon arrest.
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My take: A really nasty attack. The store and home seem to have gotten the brunt of it. Some reports say that she suffered burns to 80% of her body. Glad she survived the attack.
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