"Rape attempt victim and rescuer jailed
A former Thai boxer who intervened to prevent a woman being raped has been jailed, along with the woman he saved, for accidentally killing the attacker.
The incident, on Aug 29, 2005, was viewed by the Criminal Court yesterday as an attempt to bludgeon a person to death.
The judge sentenced former boxer Aswin Wongwitaya, 27, to three years in prison. The woman, Aruni Tongprom, 40, was given two years in jail.
According to the prosecution, Aswin admitted he "lightly kicked" the would-be rapist, identified only as Ya.
The woman admitted she used a knife to slash the attacker's face several times after he collapsed due to a series of blows from Aswin.
"I was frightened after seeing his blood, so Aswin and I fled. I never thought he would die," Aruni told the court.
The judge ruled that Aruni acted out of anger and also fined her 100 baht for carrying a weapon in public without a valid reason.
All the punishments were halved because the two confessed to the killing.
Aruni was a vendor of Buddhist amulets at Sanam Luang.
On the day of the incident she was asleep at her stall and was woken by Ya, a scavenger, who was drunk and tried to rape her, the court was told.
Aruni managed to escape and ran for help. Aswin responded to her call.
Aswin approached Ya and kicked him several times in Muay Thai style.
Aswin later told police that he had been a boxer before he became a street vendor.
The officers found Aswin had earlier been jailed for three years for throwing an imitation grenade at Bangkok Metropolitan Administration inspectors, or thetsakit, behind the Criminal Court."
Bangkok Post | General news | Rape attempt victim and rescuer jailed
So if I see somebody attempting to rape my wife or daughter then I'm going to prison as well. In a place where dozens of Muslim lads suffocate on army trucks with no comeback for those in charge.
What a fucking country.
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It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no Interior Minister of Thailand's son.
load of bollox
if somchai had a benz and a gold watch he'd be well in the clear. he mustn't have greased the necessary palms of sgt pornawankapooma
^ That to.
But even in Canada, a professional boxer, karate expert, etc. would be subject to additional punishment for using these skills outside the ring.
So was Aswin responding in self defence? Doesn' really sound like it.
That imitation grenade ain't going to help either, eh.
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Maybe the lesson is that of the nature of raping a woman. The dead man's defense could have been, I'm just a man who was expressing his urge to do what a man does .. you can't blame a compass for pointing North.
Never tell the authorities you have been trained.
If questioned say that you learned your moves by watching kung fu films.
This case does highlight a basic problem with fighting of any kind, you can die or kill without intention.
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.
Western corruption is so much better, it's classier, more sophisticated, cleaner and most importantly not so much like a child stealing candy then lying about it.