Abused dad kills drug-addicted son


AFTER suffering beatings for years, a Thai man today (Feb. 3) killed his drug-addicted son and then surrendered to police, TV Channel 7 said.

At noon Pol. Lt. Col. Thanakorn Angkurawiroj, deputy chief for investigation at Pho Kaeo police station, was informed of a murder at a house in Om Yai subdistrict, Sampran district, Nakhon Pathom province, and quickly went there with forensic officers, a doctor from Sampran Hospital and Por Tek Tung Foundation rescuers.

At the scene they found the body of an unidentified 39-year-old man dead on his bed with a deep 10-centimetre long wound above his left eyebrow and blood splattered on the walls of the room. Near the body was a metre long blood-stained metal bedpost.

The dead man’s 63-year-old father, Mr. Rit (surname withheld), had already walked a short distance to surrender at a police kiosk in front of the housing estate and was later taken to the police station.

Relatives told police that the father and son lived together and their house was close by. The deceased man was addicted to methamphetamines and when high often ran amok. He also regularly beat his father who had reported him to the police many times after which he was taken for therapy.

“He has been taking drugs and rampaging for over 20 years and has been in and out of Pho Kaeo police station, but each time he returned home he went back to taking methamphetamines. Today before the incident he was craving the drug and started arguing and beating his dad who then used a metal bedpost to hit his forehead several times and then walked out and surrendered to police,” one of the relatives said.

Pol. Lt. Col. Thanakorn filed a charge of assaulting another person to the point of death against him.


The metal bedpost used to kill a drug-addicted son. Photo: TV Channel 7

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