Myanmar national attacks Belgian partner with hammer in Hat Yai

A 32 year old Myanmar national was apprehended in Hat Yai, Songkhla after a violent episode in which he attacked his Belgian partner using a hammer. The incident, incited by jealousy, according to the apprehended, took place in their shared apartment, leaving the 56 year old Belgian man with severe head injuries and the apartment splattered with blood.

Upon arriving at the horrific scene, local police discovered the victim in critical condition and arrested Kyaw Zin Htike, who was still at the location with the weapon. After being detained and brought to Hat Yai police station, Htike confessed to the crime, admitting that he had assaulted his partner following a heated argument.

In an unsettling twist, Htike tested positive for narcotics following a drug test conducted at the station. He confessed to having consumed drugs three days prior. Consequently, the law enforcement officials filed initial charges of attempted murder against him, coupled with the possession of a narcotic substance in his system.

Under scrutiny from the press, Htike explained his actions as a result of jealousy, fearing his Belgian partner was seeing someone else. The suspect expressed remorse over his actions, claiming he still harboured love for his boyfriend and wished to apologise.

The two individuals had initially met on Koh Samui, an island off the east coast of Thailand, and subsequently moved to Hat Yai. Prior to the unfortunate incident, the couple had plans to celebrate the traditional Thai New Year, Songkran, in their current city of residence before heading to Phuket.

The hammer, the instrument of the brutal assault, was seized by the police as evidence in the ongoing investigation. The victim’s condition remains critical, and the future of this international couple hangs in the balance.

In related news, Police arrested a Thai man who murdered his 10 year old daughter at a resort in the northern province of Uttaradit. He admitted to killing his daughter and attempting suicide but was too afraid to go through with it.

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Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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