THAILAND: MAN GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR TRAIN RAPE, MURDER
September 30, 2014: A former railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, then killing her and throwing her body out the window, an attack that sparked outrage in the Southeast Asian nation and prompted calls for the execution of rapists.
The attacker, 22-year-old Wanchai Saengkhao, was a temporary train employee whose job it was to make beds in the sleeper cars. He confessed to drinking beer with his colleagues and taking drugs during his shift that night and then raping the girl, who was sleeping in a lower bunk during a trip to Bangkok.
The Hua Hin provincial court convicted Wanchai of murder, raping a minor, concealing the body to hide the cause of death and other charges. It said Wanchai's crimes were "outrageous," ''inhumane" and "could have an impact on society's order." (Sources: Associated Press, 30/09/2014)