Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Four killed in Udon Thani family tragedy

Four killed in Udon Thani family tragedy

UDON THANI: A man killed his wife and their two daughters by striking them in the head with a wooden stick before hanging himself in Phen district of this northeastern province yesterday (Jan 5), police said.

crimedeathdisastershomicidemurderpolicesuicideviolence
By Bangkok Post

Monday 6 January 2020, 10:10AM


Villagers gather in front of a house where a man killed his wife and two daughters before hanging himself in Phen district of Udon Thani yesterday (Jan 5) morning. Photo: Yuttapong Kumnodnae

Villagers gather in front of a house where a man killed his wife and two daughters before hanging himself in Phen district of Udon Thani yesterday (Jan 5) morning. Photo: Yuttapong Kumnodnae

A team of police, accompanied by a doctor and volunteers from a charity foundation, went to house No 260 in tambon Chiang Wang at about 6:30am after being notified of the tragic incident.

They found the body of Thaisan Sonchai, 50, hanged with a green nylon rope to a branch of a mango tree in front of the two-storey house.

The bodies of his wife Watcharaporn, 50, and their two daughters Kachaporn, 23, and Sasithorn, 19, were found lying dead in the hall on the ground floor of the house. A 50-centimetre-long wooden stick was founded near the bodies. The three had been struck on the head with the wooden stick, leaving deep cuts on each. They were believed to have died six hours previously.

A note, handwritten by Thaisan on a sheet from a calendar, was found in front of the toilet.

In the note, Thaisan said he was badly indebted and unable to provide adequate financial support for his two daughters. He also offered an apology to all concerned for the trouble he had caused.

SPARTAN INTERNATIONAL

A tray of flowers, candles and incense sticks was placed by the bodies of his wife and daughters, probably by Thaisan, asking them to forgive him.

It was believed Thaisan killed his wife and daughters before taking his own life.

Boonchan Saenhemthong, 76, Thaisan's father-in-law, said Thaisan and Watcharaporn worked at the Zone 4 Sericulture Research Centre in Phen district. Their elder daughter, Kachaporn, was a graduate in food technology from Khon Kaen University but was still jobless, while the younger daughter, Sasithorn, was a first-year student at Khon Kaen University.

Mr Boonchan said Thaisan had obtained loans from financial institutions, amounting to about 2 million baht in total, to finance his daughters' education.

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.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Fears raised for elephant welfare as Phuket camps fold

Close all this elephant,tiger ,monkey +++ place’s forever. And all this owners have made millions ...(Read More)


Fears raised for elephant welfare as Phuket camps fold

"Dire fears for the welfare of thousands of elephants throughout the country have been raised w...(Read More)


Tiger believed to have killed man in national park

I thought national parks were close, anyway, what fool goes out , at night, looking for what is thou...(Read More)


Phuket hotels look to close during lockdown

We're Italian tourists and beacause our Country has been the first to be banned right now has no...(Read More)


Living with COVID-19

Yes GerryT81, This is just a advertisement. Common Sense make you look through it. In Thailand peopl...(Read More)


Phuket Hotels Association steps up with clearing roadside trash

Thumbs up!Driving through Phuket’s Back Streets it looks a lot like to drive to a rubbish dump lit...(Read More)


Phuket hotels look to close during lockdown

@ Nasa, this article answers your question. There are around 400 registered hotels on Phuket. And I...(Read More)


Stimulus handout could see 20m apply

Today people are getting replies denying their applications because their ID card information is inc...(Read More)


Red Bull official wanted drivers to deliberately catch coronavirus

Glad to see someone still has some perspective. You get immunity to viruses by contracting them. Thi...(Read More)


52 hotels in Phuket announce plans to close: THA President

@Nasa12: And how many of their staff are registered for social security? Everyone else is screwed be...(Read More)