Lampang: Warrant out in Hmong rape, suicide case

Bell tower in Lampang

Bell tower in Lampang, northern Thailand. Photo: Paul Arps / flickr.

The Lampang provincial court issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a former village head for allegedly raping and blackmailing a 22-year-old ethnic Hmong woman who died on Wednesday night following a suicide attempt on July 17.

After questioning several witnesses and compiling evidence, investigators submitted a plea to the court to approve the arrest warrant, said Pol Col Kraisit Phrompatima, chief of Muang district police.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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