A Sanesuk police officer who allegedly attacked a transgender person in the Mueang Chonburi district this week is being investigated for further potential legal action.
Payuwat ‘Mos’ Dehomsin, 18, a transgender person, and his mother Mrs. Warisara Saeei, 52, filed a report at the Saensuk Police Station with CCTV footage evidence and medical certification yesterday of the alleged attack (November 10th).
Mos told Chonburi police, “On Tuesday, November 9th at 7:00 P.M. I was attacked by a police officer in front of a grocery store on Bypass Road in the Mueang Chonburi sub-district. The attack came because the police officer doesn’t like me being friends with his girlfriend. He shouted at me that he doesn’t like “ladyboys” before physically attacking me (A common slang word for transgender people in Thailand). My face and arm were injured from the attack.”
The Chonburi Provincial Police reportedly confirmed the man in the CCTV video clip that was shared widely on social media is Senior Sergeant Major Sasiphong Detnuwatchai of the Sanesuk Police. TPN media is not providing the video clip as part of this article as it may disturb sensitive viewers.
Mos, as stated, is a self-described friend of the police officer’s girlfriend, whose name was not provided to the press. Sasiphong was reportedly upset and disappointed that his girlfriend hung out with Mos almost every day, leading to him physically attacking Mos, according to Mos’s statement.
Major General Attasit Kitjaharn, the Chonburi Provincial Police Commander, has ordered an investigation for further legal action against Senior Sergeant Major Sasiphong with full transparency. He has also ordered to protect the victim and witnesses from any possible repercussions for reporting the crime and sharing the CCTV footage.
Sasiphong has not released a public statement regarding the incident as of press time.