An Indian tourist in Pattaya was seriously injured after brawling with his compatriots, reportedly over a Thai woman.
The injured tourist, Mr. Ranbir K., 52, suffered a broken right arm and serious injuries to his right eye. He was reportedly involved in a brawl with a group of Indian nationals on Soi 16 in South Pattaya, Banglamung district, Chonburi province.
The violence took place at 4:30 AM today, August 9th. Sawang Boriboon rescue services transported the victim to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital after patching him up.
Subsequently, at the Pattaya police station, the other party involved in the incident, Mr. Mohak G, 28, arrived to give his statement to the Pattaya police regarding the brawl. Mohak alleged that he was the one who was attacked first by the supposed victim, Ranbir, who had allegedly approached him aggressively with a group of around 7-8 people. Mr. Mohak said that he only tried to defend himself and was able to escape without injuries.
Then, a group of Thai women (names withheld upon their request) who were friends of the injured victim, Ranbir, also came to the Pattaya Police Station to provide their account of the incident.
They shared that they were hanging out in Soi 16 when an unidentified friend of Mr. Mohak walked up to them to allegedly flirt with one of them. However, that woman was already in a relationship, which led to a small verbal disagreement.
Before things escalated further, the women ran away to the mouth of the alley. Mr. Ranbir’s group and Mr. Mohak’s group then met at the mouth of the alley and began allegedly physically fighting each other, leaving Mr. Ranbir with serious injuries.
Initially, the police were still doubtful about both sides’ claims. They said that they would later summon the wounded victim, Ranbir, for further questioning and review CCTV in the area to determine the exact sequence of events and who was responsible.