Father: Militant son was indoctrinated
Family shocked by hostage drama in deep South
- 20 Aug 2017 at 07:33
- WRITER: ABDULLOH BENJAKAT AND ASSAWIN PAKKAWAN
APOLOGY: Maruding Arwae says his son Nur-arsan was always a well-behaved and devout Muslim who studied hard.
The father of a militant suspect shot dead by authorities during Wednesday's vehicle robberies in the deep South believes his son was indoctrinated and misled into committing the crime in which a hostage was also killed.
Maruding Arwae said his son -- Nur-arsan Arwae, a 27-year-old resident of Pattani's Muang district -- had been a law-abiding citizen who paid his way through college.
"I'm really sorry for what happened," said Mr Maruding.