Published on September 15, 2007
On Sunday, Anchira Prawettrakulchai, an Assumption University freshman, threw hot water on the face of Sumaporn Laikra, a senior at Ban Somdet Chaophraya Rajabhat University, inside a convenience store.
Anchira, who was charged with physical assault by police on Thursday, denied guilt and reserved her right to testify only in court, police said.
The parties met for half an hour at 2pm yesterday at Bang Yi Reu Police Station, with Maj Gen Waranwat Karunyathach, commander of Metropolitan Police Division 8, acting as a witness.
The victim's father, Manas, said he was satisfied that Anchira's father, Pol Colonel Supachai Prawettrakulchai, agreed to pay the medical bills.
Manas said they had not discussed compensation yet, but his side would not ask for much as Supachai showed a good sense of responsibility, contrary to what he had expected.
Supachai apologised for his comment to a TV news reporter that the injured person had stolen a mobile phone and used to study at the same school as his daughter, saying it was a misunderstanding.
He said his daughter confessed the attack to him but insisted she did not brag about having a socially prominent father, as was reported. He said the incident sprang from a teenager's hot temper.
Waranwat, the division commander, said the meeting had nothing to do with the case, which would proceed as a criminal matter. Investigators will examine the victim's injuries and interview store clerks before submitting their report to public prosecutors.