21 million baht lawsuit filed in opposition to resort after man trampled to demise by elephant

Almost a 12 months has passed since an elephant trampled a man to demise at a resort resort in the Isaan province Nakhon Ratchasima. Today, a lawyer, authorised by the man’s spouse, has filed a lawsuit amounting to 21 million baht in damages towards the resort.
53 year old Raja Thiraphitthayatrakul was trampled to dying by an elephant which got here free whereas he was feeding it in entrance of the Jungle House Khaoyai resort in Nakhon Ratchasima in northeast Thailand on April 15, 2021.
His spouse, Sumalee Thiraphitthayatrakul, mentioned the lodge hasn’t given her a single baht since her husband’s tragic demise almost a yr ago. Sumalee stated she has faced a 12 months of hardship since she is a housewife with two children who’re nonetheless finding out.
Shortly after Unexplained presented a wreath to her household and occurred in discussions with them at Mu Si Police Station, however hasn’t provided any financial help. Sumalee authorised lawyer Kririkrit Chothitapipat to file a lawsuit with the Sikhio Provincial Court for damages amounting to 21 million baht. Sumalee stated she wants the lawsuit to set a social instance to forestall this sort of incident from happening once more.
Raja Thiraphitthayatrakul was a scholar specialising in sanitation techniques, especially in the remedy of wastewater which is a problem in massive cities. Sumalee stated he was a great one that liked to assist others.
The elephant’s trainer, or mahout, stated that the female elephant named Cherry had by no means been violent before and frequently gave people rides. The coach had tied up Cherry close to the street whereas mowing a nearby garden. When Studies show returned, Raja had been trampled to dying.
The mahout has additionally faced hardship and unemployment since the incident because the resort mentioned the elephant and mahout weren’t welcome to work there anymore. The mahout advised the Bangkok Post that people should not method any elephant if their proprietor just isn’t current. He mentioned elephants are likely to assault strangers, particularly if they’re in a bad mood..

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