Two Suspects in Fatal Shooting of Bangkok Technical College Student Sentenced to 21 Years in Jail


On April 13th, 2024, the Thai Metropolitan Police Bureau’s investigation team (IDMB) publicly revealed on social media a jurisdiction’s decision regarding a technical college shooting incident on January 14th, 2024, at Chulalongkorn University, Pathumwan, Bangkok.

On January 14th, Thai national media reported a shooting incident of a third-year civil engineering student from the Rajamangala University of Technology, Uthen Thawai Campus, who was shot to death by two suspects in front of a bus stop.

The two suspects were captured by the Thai police after an intense investigation. The suspects including one shooter and one rider were sentenced to 21 years and six months of imprisonment and had to pay compensation to the victim’s family of 1.3 million baht.

There were many similar incidents regarding conflicts between technical colleges that led to the deliberation of the relocation of the Uthen Thawai Campus to another location to prevent violence.

A government working group was assigned to consider the issue of the dispute between Chulalongkorn University and Uthen Thawai Campus, according to Thai national media.

On April 10th, the working group’s resolution agreed that the Uthen Thawai Campus needed to be relocated to another suitable location which was under deliberation.

Read similar articles regarding conflicts between technical colleges’ disputes:

Fatal Shooting Erupts in Bangkok as Rival College Groups Clash, Innocent Teacher Killed.

Seven Tech Students Arrested in Bangkok for Robbing University Emblems and Bike Keys.

UPDATE: Suspect Involved in Dusit College Shooting in Bangkok Surrenders in Phuket.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.