A mother and her nine year old son were found with slit throats outside their home in Sara Buri province in central Thailand yesterday morning. They later died from their injuries.
Officers from Phra Phuttabat Police Station were informed of a knife attack at a one-storey house on the Sai Tri Road in Than Kasem district and rushed to the scene with rescue workers.
Police found nine year old Jesada Phromma lying in a pool of blood with his throat slit outside the front door of the house. The child was alive but barely breathing.
Jesada’s 40 year old mother, Areeya Phromma, was found lying in a pool of blood in the middle of the road outside the house. Areeya’s throat was also slit and she was also struggling to breathe.
On the road nearby, police found a bloody six-inch kitchen knife which they sent for forensic examination.
The rescue workers took urgent action, however, nine year old Jesada sadly succumbed to his injuries and died on the way to the hospital.
His mother Areeya was rushed to Phra Phuttabhat Hospital. They then transferred her to Lopburi Hospital for urgent treatment given her critical condition.
At 12pm, Pol. Capt. Amnuay Poonphon questioned Areeya’s husband Udon Phromma and other relatives and neighbours at Phra Phuttabat Police Station.
Udon was taken to Phra Phuttabhat Hospital for a physical examination, police said.
At 7.30pm, Areeya’s 61 year old mother Chan Choonchamni told reporters that she had been contacted by staff at Lopburi Hospital who told her that her daughter was in a coma and there was no chance that she would survive. Areeya later passed away in the hospital.
Chan said that she doesn’t know what happened. She said it was unlikely that her husband was the perpetrator as the couple were very happy together. They had been married for 10 years and had a son.
Jesada loved playing football and was good at it, said his grandmother. As for Areeya, she was a diligent employee working as a cleaner and was well-loved by her boss and colleagues at her company, said Chan.
Two months ago, Areeya started experiencing muscle weakness and allergic reactions, said Chan. Two to three days before the incident, Areeya was unwell and didn’t go to work, she added.
When reporters asked Chan who she thought slit the throats of her daughter and grandson, Chan said she expected it was her daughter, but admitted she didn’t know.
Chan said she was heartbroken and would gladly swap her life for theirs so they could live.
Police hope that forensic testing will help them get to the bottom of this harrowing incident.
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