THE Thai police was in a state of shock after the wife of a police lieutenant general shot him dead during an argument at their house in Bangkok’s Thawi Watthana district at 3 p.m. today (Feb. 19), TV Channel 7 said.
A police team from Thammasala station together with officers from the Forensic Science Division and a forensic pathologist from Siriraj Hospital went to the house of Pol. Lt. Gen. Panya Pinsuk, 59, a commander at the Office of the National Police Commissioner, in Soi Boromarajonani 70, where they found him shot twice in the chest.
He was killed on the second floor of his house where two pistols were found nearby. One is a 9mm handgun still in its holster while the other is a 38mm revolver.
His unidentified wife was sitting and crying on the ground floor while the workers said when they heard the shots fired they ran up and tried to carry him to the hospital but he was already dead.
Police took his wife for questioning at the Thammasala police station and also to collect traces of gunpowder as evidence that she killed her husband. She will be charged with intentionally killing another person.
Pol. Lt. Gen. Panya Pinsuk previously headed the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division. He handled several important cases with one of them being the arrested and later imprisonment for two years and 14 months of the former president of Italian-Thai Development Plc Premchai Karnasuta on charges of conspiring to slay a black panther and jointly possessing the game’s carcasses in a western forest reserve in 2018.
Pol. Lt. Gen. Panya Pinsuk and his house where he was shot dead by his wife. Both photos: Matichon