Benz driver Janepop who killed students ordains into the monkhood
The Thai man who drove his Mercedes Benz into the car of two undergraduate students killing them both has ordained into the monkhood.
Janepop Jiraporn, 37, heir to the Lenso Group fortune, entered the temple Wat Khae Nang Lerng in Bangkok where he will remain for two days before completing another thirteen days at a forest temple in Nakorn Rachasima in Thailand’s north east, reports Daily News
His father Jetsada was present as was his mother but there were only a handful of other close family members in attendance.
None of the relatives of the dead students came to the ceremony even though they were invited. Janepop’s family said they understood their decision not to attend.
Janepop’s uncle Charoen Kaewyortla said that his nephew had made the decision to ordain after the accident as he had wanted to show his remorse for and make merit for the two people who had died in the tragedy.
He had not ordained sooner as he himself was injured and was waiting to recover from his injuries. Now he had recovered he wanted to follow up on his promise.