The Tanyakan family of the dead cadet on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and Supreme Commander Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan for ensuring them justice for the death of Pakapong, but still doubt the cause of his death.
The father, Mr Pichet, insisted that he had no intention whatsoever to engage in a quarrel with the army or the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School, but merely wanted the officials at the school to be more concerned its students and not to make sure that the tragic incident involving his son would not be repeated.
He said that he wished the prime minister, the defence minister and the supreme commander would make sure that perpetrator or perpetrators of the tragedy would be held accountable and punished in order to defend the honor of his son who was alleged to be weak because of his illness and was forced to enroll at the school.
Meanwhile, Mr Pakapong's elder sister, Ms Supicha, said the family had received a two-page autopsy report from the Institute of Pathology of Phra Mongkutklao hospital.
However, she said that the family has additional doubt and would like clarification about what actually caused bleeding in Pakapong's liver and spleen as mentioned in the report, noting that two vital organs are far away from the body parts where CPR was administered.
Ms Supicha made clear that the family would be ready to accept that Pakapong actually died of sudden cardiac arrest as shown by the presence of enlarged cells in the heart.
But the family will carry on with its attempt to find out the truth about the actual cause of the cadet's death and his perpetrators if it was ascertained that the victim's body had bruises compounded by an enlarged heart.
The mother, Mrs Sukanya, claimed that she was told by a surgeon who phoned her, saying that CPR could not have caused broken ribs or bleeding in the spleen and liver.
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Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)