Mentally ill Bangkok man allegedly brutally murders his mother

Mentally ill man allegedly brutally murdered his mother, photo by Sanook.

A mentally ill Bangkok man allegedly brutally murdered his mother, Thai media reported. Lat Krabang Police arrested the suspect, 37 year old Noi Chanprem, on Sunday.

Police were alerted about the incident and rushed to the victim’s four-story apartment building. Officers found the body of Noi’s mother, 61 year old Chai Chanprem, covered in blood in a room on the third floor. The floor of the room was also covered in Chai’s blood.

Chai was covered with a blanket from her head to her waist. Police removed the blanket and saw that Chai had severe head injuries. The officers also found an iron gas cylinder valve with blood on it near Chai’s body.

The cops immediately arrested Noi at the scene. Noi remained silent, only shaking his head and closing his eyes during initial questioning, police said. The officers transported him to Lat Krabang Police Station for legal action.

Neighbours told police they heard a noise that sounded like someone being beaten on the night of January 13, but no quarrel was reported.

Chai’s granddaughter told police that Noi was mentally ill. She said she had once admitted him to a mental hospital two years ago, but he was discharged.

The granddaughter said that Noi’s symptoms got worse after he refused to take his medications. She said she had previously warned Chai to be careful because her son was violent, and they did not live with anyone else.

Chai’s body was transferred to the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Police Hospital. Noi is being detained, awaiting a medical examination to examine his mental health.

From time to time, stories of brutal murders within families grip Thailand’s headlines. In November, a man in Phuket allegedly killed his father in a violent incident over cigarette money. The 26 year old man slit the throat of his 51 year old father in Thalang district. The suspect said he was defending himself since his father violently attacked him.

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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