Six suspects involved in famous Thai actress’ fatal incident charged for “recklessness causing death”, Nonthaburi police reports

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Nonthaburi –

Six suspects involved in the fatal incident of famous Thai actress Nida “DTangmo (Watermelon in English)” Patcharaveerapong were charged for recklessness causing death, perjuries, and concealing evidence, Nonthaburi police inspectors reported at the public case conclusion yesterday afternoon, April 26th.

Nonthaburi police chief Paisan Wongwacharamongkol said the authorities concluded their investigation from a total of 335 objects, 47 documents (examination results, etc.), 88 objects, 200 video clips, and more than 2,000 pieces of paperwork.

According to the official autopsy, the actress’ cause of death was drowning. Several wounds on her body were determined that they occurred before her death and were caused by the ship’s propeller as she was falling from the speedboat into the Chao Phraya River.

Throughout the press conference, the police only concluded that the case was caused by the “recklessness” and did not directly say whether it was a murder or an accident.

The suspects were boat passengers, friends of the actress, a boat owner, and their lawyer. Most of them were facing a major charge of recklessness causing death, facing up to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to 200,000 baht. All of the names and charges were:

Tanuphat “Por” Lertthaweewit, a boat owner
• Recklessness causing death
• Driving a boat without a license
• Littering trash into the river
• Refusing to indicate the name of the boat
• Driving a boat with an expired license

Paiboon “Robert” Treekanchananan, a boat driver
• Recklessness causing death
• Driving a boat without a driving license
• Littering trash into the river
• Driving a boat with an expired license

Wisapat “Sand” Manomairat, one of Dtangmo’s managers
• Recklessness causing death

Itsarin “Gatick” Jutha Suksawat, one of Dtangmo’s managers
• Destroying evidence (deleting photos)
• Committing perjuries

Nitat “Job” Kiratisut Sathorn, a friend
• Destroying evidence
• Littering trash into the river

Phim “M” Thamtheerasri, the suspects’ lawyer
• Helping others evade criminal penalties
• Committing perjuries


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.