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The State Railway of Thailand board has decided to pay the family of the 13-year old rape and murder victim 700,000 baht in compensation for funeral costs, board chairman Omsin Chivapruek said Sunday.
The victim was raped and killed by an SRT staff while travelling on a Bangkok-bound sleeper train and her body was thrown out of the running train. The suspected rapist-murderer, identified as Wanchai Saengkhao, was arrested.
He said the board had instructed the management to speed up restoring public confidence in the train services through the implementation of several measures, among them the recruitment of staff members and employees which must strictly adhere to the rules, transparent and fair and the introduction of lady carriages staring August 1.
Applicants for jobs at the SRT must not have criminal records, must not be addicted to drugs and must not used to be imprisoned, he said.
The lady car female-only service is to be first introduced in first-class sleeper train on southern, northern and northeastern routes on August 1.