Dead private’s mother wants alleged perpetrators to apologise her son.
The mother of an army private beaten to death allegedly by his six superiors has vowed not to cremate his dead son unless the six perpetrators make an apology in front of his body.
Mrs Chitra Chormanee, 46, said Wednesday that the cremation of his 23-year old son, Pvt Songthem Moodmud, who was based at Payak barrack in Yala’s Bannang Sata district was scheduled on April 9 at his hometown in Nakon Si Thammarat.
She said she wished the six perpetrators to apologize in front of her son’s body. She assured that they would not be harmed.
However, Mrs Chitra said she would not cremate her son as scheduled if the six officers decline to apologise her son and would bring the coffin to the Government House to seek justice from the prime minister.
She then told the media that Songtham was her only son and he volunteered to join the army because he loved military career. After having served two years in Yala, she said Songtham volunteered to stay on.
She further said that her son had become more disciplined and loved the family after he joined the army. He also sent all his money back to the family every month, she added.
6 officers ordered to apologize dead victim.
Six army officers accused of beating to death an army private in Yala province have been ordered to apologize in front of the victim’s body placed at a temple in Nakhon Si Thammarat province.
A well-informed military source said that Lt-Gen Vivath Pathompark, commander of the 4th army region, was concerned with the tragic incident and ordered the top superior of the six alleged perpetrators to apologize the victim, Pvt Songtham Moodmud, at Wat Kongkawadee in Tambon Saopao, Sichon district as demanded by the mother’s victim.
The victim’s mother, Mrs Chitra Chormanee, earlier warned that she would not cremate her son unless the six officers make an apology in front of his body. She also threatened to petition Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha to seek justice.
The funeral ceremony at Wat Kongkawadee was quiet today (Thursday) with only relatives of the victim were present. Expenses of the funeral were funded by Tambon Saopao Administrative Organization.