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Family turns to media for help in getting justice for comatose ‘pretty’ product presenter Wirawan

Feb 05. 2019
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By Thanakorn Wongnang
The Nation

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The relatives of a comatose woman, who lost her unborn baby after having a body massage at a shop in a Chiang Mai mall compound last month, sought help from the media on Tuesday to ensure that both she and her family get justice.

Twenty-five-year-old “pretty” product presenter Wirawan Ketkesi suffered a seizure after the massage on January 11, causing her heart to stop and prompting the massage-shop employee to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on her, before rushing her to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, said Wirawan’s father Boonmee Ketkesi, 56. 

Boonmee’s brother Chaiwat Khamya, 54, told the media that Wirawan – who was six months pregnant at the time – had been comatose ever since, while her baby had died in the womb that day and had to be surgically removed. 

Doctors have told the family to prepare for the worst for Wirawan, as her condition is critical and she requires respiratory aid all the time, he said.

The family filed a police complaint with the Phuping Rajaniwet precinct, but the case has failed to make much progress as police investigators told them to talk to the massage shop, which they have done but without reaching any conclusion, Chaiwat explained. 

He urged the massage shop to take responsibility over what had happened to Wirawan, as she is a single mother raising a five-year-old son alone, her husband currently serving time in jail for an unspecified offence.

In response to the media’s inquiry over progress in the police probe, Chiang Mai police deputy chief Pol Colonel Piyapan Pattarapongsin said he had already instructed the case-supervising officer to serve as a mediator for both sides in negotiating a satisfactory outcome.

He will therefore keep the media posted about how the case progresses, he added.

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