Jealous Thai bus driver fatally shoots girlfriend in restaurant before attempting suicide

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A heated argument at a Laab restaurant in Chon Buri Province ended with deadly consequences, as a Thai bus driver fatally shot his 36 year old girlfriend, an employee at the establishment, before attempting to take his own life. However, the 42 year old attacker survived, receiving serious injuries and is currently in a coma.

At around noon yesterday, Ratchapol Seneewong Na Ayutthaya, the deputy investigator of Bang Lamung Police Station, was notified of the tragic incident. Upon inspection at the Laab restaurant in Bang Lamung district, the lifeless body of the 36 year old female employee was discovered, with a gunshot wound to her left cheek. The suspect, 42 year old Bualar, a bus driver by profession, was found lying seriously injured with a gunshot wound to his right temple, outside the restaurant parking lot. A .38 calibre handgun was found nearby.

Officials quickly transported the injured man to Viparam Hospital for urgent medical attention. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that Bualar and the victim had been having a heated argument over jealousy and the 3,000 baht (US$87) owed by the woman. The man allegedly drew his gun and fired multiple shots at the deceased, before running to the back of the restaurant and shooting himself.

Surveillance provided by medical professionals closely monitored Bualar, while the police investigation continued, and legal procedures were followed. The victim’s body was transported to a hospital in Pattaya for autopsy. A key witness, 42 year old Siriporn, the owner of the restaurant, stated that the couple had had a verbal altercation, which escalated when Bualar pulled a gun and opened fire.

Sadly, incidents of men killing their female partners are regularly reported in Thailand.

Last week, a man in Uthai Thani province shot and killed his 35 year old wife after arguing over food preparation, before surrendering to the police. The couple’s child was left distraught, asking who they would live with following the tragic incident.

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Nattapong Westwood

Nattapong Westwood is a Bangkok-born writer who is half Thai and half Aussie. He studied in an international school in Bangkok and then pursued journalism studies in Melbourne. Nattapong began his career as a freelance writer before joining Thaiger. His passion for news writing fuels his dedication to the craft, as he consistently strives to deliver engaging content to his audience.