The nightclub guards accused of attacking an Indian tourist on Pattaya Walking Street on Sunday, January 29th, reported to the Pattaya police to deny the accusation, saying the tourist, who according to them is actually an ex-pat and former club staff member, was allegedly vandalizing the pub’s property and that they did not attack him but that Indian men at another venue did.
First our previous story:
An Indian tourist said Sunday that he was attacked by a group of Pattaya nightclub guards on Walking Street over what he says was a small argument.
Now for our update:
The Pattaya nightclub guards whom the Indian tourist alleged Sunday of attacking him over a complaint about courtesy met with police at 2:30 PM yesterday to tell their side of the story.
The guards, led by 31-year-old Mr. Adrian G, told police that they did have an argument with the victim, but it was not because of the victim’s complaint but because the victim and his friends allegedly tried to disturb the pub, jumped in front of the pub’s owner’s car, and allegedly tried to smash the car.
The injured victim, identified as 35-year-old Mr. Prince C., used to work for the pub and left long ago, said Mr. Adrian. He added that the victim visited the outside of the pub at 3 AM yesterday and according to Adrian caused problems, so the guards hauled him away from the venue. The head guard insisted that his crew did not hurt the victim, as he just wandered off. The name of the club has been withheld pending a full police investigation.
The victim then walked to an Indian restaurant located 50 meters from the pub. He allegedly caused another problem there and was attacked by unidentified Indian operators of the restaurant, claimed Adrian.
The victim sustained a head injury and bleeding.
The accused guard told The Pattaya News that he would pursue legal action against the victim and his friend for alleged vandalization.
Meanwhile, Pattaya Police chief Pol. Col. Kunlachart Kunlachai stated to the Thai media that based on CCTV footage of the incident, the victim had indeed squabbled with his compatriots at an Indian restaurant and was assaulted there, not the pub. However, there were still questions overall that police were reviewing in regards to the incident and what had sparked it as well as those involved.
The Pattaya police chief added that he would summon the victim’s assailants for assault charges but also speak to the victim about his statements about the attack to further clarify what had happened while being fair to all parties.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google News, Instagram, Tiktok, Youtube, Pinterest, Flipboard, or Tumblr
Join us on LINE for breaking alerts!
Or, join us on Telegram for breaking alerts!