Thai monks behaving badly – three reported for assault on boy,11
A senior monk and two novices have been reported to police for a serious assault on an 11 year old boy.
The child – named only as “N” is a student at a school for homeless children in Mae Sot in Tak province in the north east of Thailand. Teachers from his school along with a human rights official took the child to Mae Sot police to make the complaint about the attack.
They claimed that Phra Somsak Uttaro, the head monk of the monastic clerical office in Tha Sai Luat sub-district along with two novice monks had set about the boy continually from early morning until he passed out.
Mae Sot police sent the boy to Mae Sot hospital for a detailed examination by doctors as officers gather evidence before proceeding with the case.
It was reported that the attack follows a fire in the monks’ quarters at the Pa Mai Duang Dee clerical office last month.
The monk and novices claimed that N, who was sleeping there with the novices, lit a candle that led to the blaze. Today, when they saw N walking past the temple area they set about him, it was claimed.