Chinese women beggars probed

Police are investigating a group of Chinese women in school uniforms with deformed faces and amputated hands who were found begging in Bangkok.

The probe follows an initial report by Kanthat Pongpaiboonvej, alias “good Samaritan” Kan Chompalang, about a woman in a school uniform with a deformed face begging in the Pin Klao area on Nov 10. The woman was taken to Bang Phlat police station for an interview.

Mr Kanthat said he had been informed that six other Chinese women in school uniforms were seen begging elsewhere in the city, some with limbs missing and their faces also deformed, similar to the woman in Pin Klao.

Two of those women have been found by police, who are currently looking for the other four.