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Second summons issued for businessman accused of slapping waiter's face

Nov 24. 2018
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By The Nation

Ayutthaya police on Saturday issued a second summons for a Nakhon Ratchasima businessman after he allegedly slapped a ladyboy waiter in the face for prohibiting him from smoking in a hotel restaurant.

The second summons has been issued for Surasee Haengsisuwan, director of the Nava Nakhon Sung None Industrial Estate in Nakhon Ratchasima, Pol Col Sa-nga Thirasriyanon, deputy Ayutthaya police chief, said.

Sa-nga said the first summon was issued on Wednesday but Surasee ignored the order.

The second summon requires Surasee to meet police no later than November 29 or face an arrest warrant.

The ladyboy, Panita Kachaprapha, 25, alleged that Surasee slapped his face after he told the businessman that it was illegal to smoke in the hotel's restaurant.

Panita said the attack happened at 7pm on November 6 when Surasee and 10 other people were dining at the restaurant.

Panita said he filed a complaint with Ayutthaya police but no progress was made so he posted a video clip on Facebook of Surasee hitting her.

After the clip was posted, support poured in for the ladyboy. A celebrity lawyer, Atchariya Ruangratanapong, offered to help her fight the case.

After the clip made headlines, the first summons was issued for the businessman.

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