Hunt continues for Bangkok shooters, compensation given to dead Indian tourist’s family
The hunt for gunmen involved in the Sunday gunfight that killed an Indian tourist and injured four other people in Pratunam area is being pursued. One suspect turned himself in to police on Tuesday.
Pol Maj Gen Terapon Kuptanond, acting Tourist Police Bureau commissioner, and representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Ministry and an insurance firm, visited the wounded victims at Rajavithi Hospital on Tuesday.
Pol Maj Gen Terapon later presided over a ceremony to present compensation to the relatives of the deceased tourist and the wounded at the public hospital.
The relative of the dead Indian tourist was given 2 million baht in compensation, including one million baht each from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Ministry and the insurance company, said the acting TPB commissioner.
Basant Gakhreja, 45, the grief-stricken elder brother of the deceased victim Dheeraj Gakhreja, 41, attended the event.
Pol Maj Gen Terapon regretted over the fatal shooting. Combined teams of officers from the Tourist Police Bureau and the Metropolitan Police Bureau have been dispatched to bring those involved to task as soon as possible, said the acting TPB chief.