Brother of paramedic killed in Wat Pathum asks police to identify people involved in a video clip
Kamonkade Akkahad’s brother has submitted to police a video clip allegedly capturing the moment when shots were fired into Pathum Wanaram Temple to find those who appear in it and the cameraman believed to be a policeman or a state official.
On 22 Sept, Natthapat Akkahad, 21, brother of Kamonkade who was killed in Pathum Wanaram Temple on 19 May, went to the National Police Bureau with Sombat Bun-ngam-anong and other red shirts to submit a complaint to Police Chief Pol Gen Wichean Potephosree, asking police to investigate the killings in the temple. They also submitted a video clip showing a man in camouflage fatigues crouching and seemingly aiming a gun in the direction of the temple, with the burning of Central World visible in the background. Eight more men are seen watching what was happening from a high rise.
They urged the police to summon those involved with the clip as witnesses of the massacre which took 6 lives.
Pol Maj Gen Prawut Thavornsiri, the police spokesperson and Deputy Commander of Office of the IT and Communications Technology, received the complaint.
Natthapat said that it was certain that the clip was shot by someone in one of the buildings inside the Police Bureau Headquarters or the Police Hospital. Only state officials were able to enter the premises at that time. He believed that these people could be valuable witnesses, and the police should try to identify them. Four months had passed, but his family had not seen any progress on the case. He also urged anybody to submit evidence of any ‘men in black’ who were allegedly involved in the massacre.
Sombat said that the police should work with the Department of Special Investigation to summon these people who he believed to be state officials to testify whether, from what they saw, it was the men in black or military men who did the shooting.
Pol Maj Gen Amnuay Nimmano, Deputy Metropolitan Police Commander, said that all evidence would be submitted to the DSI. The evidence submitted by Sombat and friends would be recorded in the Pathumwan Station’s daily log, and the DSI would summon them to testify later.