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Who would be a Bangkok taxi driver? One of their number was speaking in hospital after he was attacked by two youths in his cab in the Phrakhanong area of the capital last night.
Charin Chamket had been stabbed in the neck for just 400 baht, reported tnamcot. And this was the second time in just four years that he had fallen victim.
Before he was set up and jailed for robbing a passenger – a crime that he did not commit.
Charin said that he had picked up two youths last night in the Theparak area and took them to Sukhumvit Soi 62. When they reached a quiet area he was held around the neck as the pair demanded all his money.
He gave them what he had but still ended up in hospital.
The youths fled but were seen by a passerby who alerted soldiers who were on patrol and they made the arrest. A 14 year old and a 15 year old were handed over to Phrakanong police and were initially charged with theft using a knife in the hours of darkness.
They will be interviewed more today.
Charin could still hardly move but told reporters that this was the second time he had faced a serious problem as a taxi driver.
“Last time was in 2012,” he said. “I was the scapegoat in a theft. Police in Lat Krabang and five others said I was the person who stole from a passenger. I had been in jail nine days when they found the person who had done it and I was let out.
“This time I didn’t resist. I gave them the money – but they still did this to me”.