THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Phuket court issues arrest warrant for man who cut off wife’s hand

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Court on Monday (Feb 19) issued an arrest warrant for a man who last Friday cut off his wife’s hand during a heated argument.

crimepolicehealthviolence
By Chutharat Plerin

Wednesday 21 February 2018, 11:58AM


The injured Yaowapa Kowai, 47, seen here arriving by ambulance at Vachira Phuket Hospital. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

The injured Yaowapa Kowai, 47, seen here arriving by ambulance at Vachira Phuket Hospital. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Lt Chanat Hongsittichaikun of the Chalong Police told The Phuket News’ Thai-language sister paper Khao Phuket today (Feb 21), “After checking we found that the suspect is of an unknown nationality. He lived with Yaowapa Kowai, 47, as a husband and wife. He did not have a Thai ID card, but local residents told us the man goes by the name ‘Kam’. At this stage we believe he is Laotian.

An arrest warrant has been issued for attempt murder, and we are now hunting for the suspect so he can be brought in to face legal action,Lt Chanat said.

Lt Chanat also confirmed that Ms Yaowapa and her son Songpon Thongsai, 23, who was also injured in the attack, are safe but are still receiving treatment at Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town.

Police last Friday (Feb 16) begun their hunt for the man who viciously attacked his wife, cutting off her left hand, and injuring her son who had tried to intervene to protect his mother.

Lt Chanat was notified of the incident at 9pm last Friday. He and rescue workers arrived at a house opposite Phuket Shooting Range in Moo 10 on Patak Rd, which runs between Chalong and Kata, to find Ms Yaowapa Kowai unconscious and face down in a pool of blood on the floor. Ms Yaowapa had sustained slash wounds on her chest, face and her left hand had been severed. (See story here.)

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket’s coastal eyesore construction is legal, confirms mayor

Just because something is "legal" doesn't make it right. There's no way on earth a...(Read More)


Phuket’s coastal eyesore construction is legal, confirms mayor

Well, it took some time to modificate the documents to make legal what was illegal + a lot of brown ...(Read More)


Property owners to be targetted as fake goods raids hit Patong, Central

@Discover-Thainess: I guess because the Patong police is involved in all this illegal buisiness, oth...(Read More)


Property owners to be targetted as fake goods raids hit Patong, Central

Police are not involved, because it is not their job. They have no mandate in counterfeit matters. ...(Read More)


Heavy weather warning for Phuket

"weather warning for all of Southern Thailand" Way to cover your backside TMD. Phang Nga B...(Read More)


Phuket Police parade in show of New Year readiness

Highway Police? I fall of my chair! Since when has Phuket highway police? Anyone? And the general fo...(Read More)


Phuket Police parade in show of New Year readiness

OK, I'll ask the question... how does a parade show readiness? And if it does, just what are the...(Read More)


Army ‘asks’ Phuket operators to cease hiring illegal tour guides

So foreign guides would "exploit" tourists and Thai's wouldn't? It's time t...(Read More)


‘Distressed’ elephant photo spurs zoo probe

..."But they ( zoo keepers) insisted the animals were not suffering any health problem".. ...(Read More)