Yet another grizzly incident of domestic violence has been reported in Pattaya.
A jealous Pattaya man stabbed his girlfriend in the neck with scissors in front of their teenage son, after catching her texting another man. The incident happened last night in the Nong Prue sub-district of Bang Lamung district.
Police and rescuers rushed to the couple’s apartment to find the victim, 36 year old An, with a stab wound to her neck near her right ear. The team found a trail of blood and signs of a struggle in the apartment.
An’s boyfriend, 37 year old Mos, suffered no injuries. Police arrested Mos.
An told police that Mos went mad after catching her texting with another man, and impaled her with scissors, The Pattaya News reported. However, Mos claimed that he only intended to scare her with the scissors but accidentally stabbed her during a struggle.
The couple’s 14 year old son was also present during the incident and ran out of the room to call for help from the police. He returned to find his mother already injured.
Mos remains in police custody and is now facing legal proceedings.
Domestic violence is a plague across the globe, and Thailand and Pattaya are no exceptions. Stories of jealous husbands killing and wounding their partners frequently make headlines in Thailand.
On December 20 last year, a drunk Thai man strangled his wife and slept next to her dead body on Tuesday night in Udon Thani province in northeast Thailand.
On December 11, a jealous husband in Prachin Buri province with mental health issues shot and killed his wife because he suspected her of having an affair. After killing his wife, the man turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.
On December 5, a jealous husband choked his wife to death after he suspected her of having an affair with an air-conditioner repairman.
Despite the prevalence of domestic violence, it is still considered a taboo topic in Thai society, and many victims are reluctant to report incidents due to social pressure and a lack of support.
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