Cop who killed doctor enters monkhood

A policeman who hit and killed a woman doctor with his Ducati motorcycle last Friday has entered the monkhood to make merit for his victim.

Cop who killed doctor enters monkhood
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Cop who killed doctor enters monkhood

published : 25 Jan 2022 at 09:16

writer: Gary Boyle

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Wassayos Ngamkham

Pol L/Cpl Norawich and his father Pol Sub Lt Nikom (in white robes) enter the monkhood at Pariwat Ratchasongkram temple on Monday. (Photo by Wassayos Ngamkham)

A policeman who hit and killed a woman doctor with his Ducati motorcycle last Friday has entered the monkhood to make merit for his victim.

Pol L/Cpl Norawich Buadok, 21, was ordained at Pariwat Ratchasongkram temple in Yannawa district, Bangkok, on Monday afternoon.

He said he wanted to enter the monkhood to make merit for Dr Waraluck Supawatjariyakul, an ophthalmologist at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Medicine.

The policeman hit and killed the woman on a pedestrian crossing while riding his big bike on Phaya Thai Road in Ratchathewi district on Friday. He has been charged on seven counts, including reckless driving causing death.

Pol L/Cpl Norawich's father, an officer at Pathumwan police station, also entered the monkhood at the same time.

Meanwhile, Dr Waraluck's father said his family would not criticise the policeman's decision to enter the monkhood, and he would thank him for making merit for his daughter.

"I don't want to comment on my faith in the Thai justice system at this time," he said.

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Vocabulary

  • count: each crime someone is accused of - คดี
  • criticise: to say that you disapprove of somebody/something; to say what you do not like or think is wrong about somebody/something - วิจารณ์, ติเตียน,จับผิด
  • faith: trust in somebody's ability or knowledge; trust that somebody/something will do what has been promised - ศรัทธา
  • justice system: judicial system; a country’s court system - ระบบศาลยุติธรรม
  • make merit: to do good things according to religious beliefs - ทำบุญ
  • monkhood: the fact of being a monk - เพศพระภิกษุ, เพศบรรพชิต, ความเป็นพระ
  • ophthalmologist: a doctor who is an expert in illnesses of the eyes and who can perform operations on people’s eyes - แพทย์รักษาตา
  • ordain: to officially make someone a monk or priest in a religious ceremony - บวช อุปสมบท
  • pedestrian crossing: zebra crossing, crosswalk - ทางม้าลาย, ทางขีดเส้นดำสลับขาว เป็นที่ให้คนเดินข้ามถนน
  • reckless: not thinking about the possible bad effects of your actions - สะเพร่า
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