Thai university expels hazing students, father of dead victim rejects financial compensation

15 senior Thai university students, involved in the violent and fatal hazing (bullying) of a freshman on March thirteen, have been dismissed from the Rajamangala University of Technology Isaan, Thailand. The ritual concerned a total of 30 2nd 12 months students and 37 freshmen, and resulted in the demise of 19 year old Padyos “Prem” Chonpakdi.
10 other college students, involved immediately with the deadly ritual, may have their exam results for the past semester invalidated.
The university had resolved to dismiss 15 of the 2nd year college students for co-ordinating the hazing, plying Padyos with alcohol which he was pressured to drink, after which beating him till he turned unconscious.
Padyos was lured to a soccer field after being informed that they had been all going to play soccer.
The younger man died on the way in which to the hospital.
10 different senior college students additionally helped organise the event, forcing 1st year students to take away their clothes, crawl along the bottom, head first, leading to a string of minor injuries.
The University additionally imposed a range of ‘disciplinary points’ to 42 of the opposite pupil for being concerned and, despite figuring out of the event beforehand, didn’t do anything to cease it going forward. Ready will nonetheless be allowed to lodge an attraction inside 15 days.
The dismissal of the 15 2nd 12 months students leads to their permanent expulsion from the college.
The University’s actions don’t have any impact on any future criminal proceedings that may be brought towards the perpetrators, all round the age of 18 after they committed the crime.
They could face a spread of civil and legal costs ranging from assault inflicting to dying to manslaughter, which carries a potential jail term.
32 college students are dealing with various civil or legal charges arising from the incident.
7 have been charged final Tuesday with “colluding in physical assault causing death” and “assault causing bodily and psychological harm”.
fifty five 12 months outdated Ekachai Chonpakdi, the daddy of Padyos, has already rejected a four hundred,000 baht provide from the University’s alumni, or an extra 500,000 from the households of the 7 ring leaders, stating that he intends to take the matter to courtroom.
In one other effort of compensation, the University says they would supply scholarships for Padyos’s girlfriend Phimphan, who is 2 months pregnant, and for the dead student’s youthful sister, who is now in Grade 4. The scholarships would offer entry to University education permitting them to them to complete bachelor’s degrees.
Padyos Chonpakdi was cremated at Wat Noi in Nakhon Ratchasima final Monday.
Every year there are deaths of Thai police and army recruits, and freshman at Thai universities the place a tradition of hazing and systemic bullying stays an infinite cultural problem for Thailand.
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