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Mother abandons 3 young children in their locked Bangkok room for 3 days

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3 young Bangkok children were abandoned in a small room for 3 days after the mother allegedly visited her new boyfriend. A neighbour was taking care of the youngest of the 4 children, a 4 month old baby, but the mother never contacted anyone about her other 3 kids. The mother hadn’t returned to pick up her baby from the neighbour, as promised. Police report that the 3 children had no food for the 3 days. Paveena Hongsakul from the Foundation for Children and Women called Police at the Khan Na Yao Police Station, a northeastern suburb of Bangkok.

Police received a report about the 4 children, aged 7, 6, 4 and the baby.

The 25 year old stepsister notified the foundation on Thursday informing police that her 32 year old sister, Gift, is the mother of the children. Gift’s husband is serving a sentence for drug charges and has been incarcerated for 3 years. Since then Gift had the 4th child, although the family is unsure who the father is. The sister claimed that Gift was always asking the family for financial assistance.

Last Monday Gift’s neighbour contacted the sister saying that she had been taking care of the young baby. She went to Gift’s room to see if she was there and the room was locked. She checked through a window and could see the 3 other children and noted that they were stressed and looked hungry.

When she asked the children about their mother the youngsters remained silent. She worked with the other neighbours to rescue the children through the window. Gift’s phone was left in her room. After filing a report with the local police the neighbour took the other 3 children in to care for them but told police that her room was only 33 square metres and there were 11 people living in her tiny room already.

Police and the neighbour tried to call Gift’s new boyfriend. Eventually he answered but told them that he was “far away and didn’t know when Gift could return”.

All 4 children are now safe at the foundation after a visit to the local police station as police wait to interview Gift when she returns.

SOURCE: Thai Residents | Khaosod.co.th

 

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    Perceville Smithers

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    At least she didn’t permenantly harm the children. Kids by an unstable father should be a no-no.

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    james

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Thaiger Editor,
    Good day.
    May I have the contact of the foundation and person in charge, that is caring for the children as you have reported ?

    Thank you much.

    Cheers,
    james

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      The Thaiger & The Nation

      Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 8:54 pm

      The name is in the story

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      Issan John

      Monday, September 28, 2020 at 10:34 am

      The neighbour already had 11 people living in the one 33sqm room. Four more would hardly seem reasonable.

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    sam thompson

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Feel so sad for these poor children, born into a life of poverty and neglect. These kids are unlikely ever to have a chance in life of love, good nourishment, good health and an education.

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    Wolf

    Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    …and the 11 people living in the same unit could not take care of the children, or were they all away, like the mother?

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      Mike White

      Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      The article said the neighbor that took in the abandoned kids had 11 people living in her house

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