Connect with us

Chiang Mai

Thai wife shoots cheating husband and mistress in Lampang

The Thaiger

Published 

 on 

Thai wife shoots cheating husband and mistress in Lampang | The Thaiger
  • follow us in feedly

PHOTO: Sanook

A Thai wife, armed with a 9mm gun, lay in wait for her husband and his mistress to arrive at the woman’s second hand clothes shop in Lampang last night.

When the pair arrived she shot them both. Then, according to Sanook, she casually waited nearby drinking beer for police to arrest her.

The ‘girlfriend’, 42 year old Tittichada, later died in hospital whilst the husband, 52 year old Anuwat, remains alive in a serious condition in hospital. His works as a prison officer at Lampang prison.

Tittichada was shot in the back of the head as she walked into her shop. Anuwat was shot in the ribs.

The drama unfolded in the Chompoo sub-district of Muang district in Lampang, south of Chiang Mai.

Police have recovered four shell casings and two bullets at the front of the shop. Drinking beer outside a convenience store nearby was the 55 year old wife of Anuwat, Prapha. Police seized a 9mm Ceska Zbrojovka semi-automatic Czech-made pistol from her.

Police say that the wife approached them as the pair were getting out of their car and shot them several times.

Sanook reports that the husband ended up slumped in the middle of the road as the wife chased after the mistress and shot her at the entrance of her clothes shop. Prapha told police that she had known about the affair for a long time. She had told the couple to end the relationship but they refused.

Prapha is in custody on multiple charges.

SOURCE: Sanook

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.



Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Chiang Mai. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Crime

Chiang Rai policeman fired over torture death of university mascot dog

Jack Burton

Published

on

Chiang Rai policeman fired over torture death of university mascot dog | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Chiang Rai Times

When the body of Tia, the mascot dog of Chiang Mai University was found in May, suspicions arose immediately. It was initially announced that Tia, or “Shorty” in English, had been run over by a car, and police later said a student had come forward to confess. But animal rights group Watchdog Thailand, based in Chiang Mai, investigated the incident and reported their findings to police.

Security footage didn’t support the original story, Now, one of the 3 police corporals who allegedly tortured and killed the beloved dog has been dismissed from civil service. The incident, which took place May 8, has shocked locals and students, and Watchdog Thailand has been pushing for justice. University students even floated a plan to build a statue dedicated to his memory.

Officers of the Chang Phueak police station reportedly found evidence of the animal being taken off campus at night, tortured and the body being dumped by the suspects.

Apart from the dismissal of one suspect, a committee is being set up to investigate the case further. National police chief General Chakthip Chaijinda himself has said he will ensure justice is served.

SOURCES: Nation Thailand | Khaosod English

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Continue Reading

Environment

Unemployed elephants: Some return to the wild, others sent to work in logging business

Caitlin Ashworth

Published

on

Unemployed elephants: Some return to the wild, others sent to work in logging business | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Caitlin Ashworth

The drop in tourism has had a huge impact on the elephants in Northern Thailand, leaving many elephants, you could say, unemployed. While some elephants are out of business and been taken back to their natural habitat, others are struggling in captivity and might be sent off to work in animal labour which some people may deem as unethical.

A reporter from BBC Thailand follow a group of elephants making the trek and spoke with those in the ‘elephant’ business. You can watch the video HERE. One owner, who goes by the name Uncle Eddy, told BBC, if the tourism industry doesn’t pick up soon, he will hand over his 57 elephants to a logging business in Myanmar.

The video from BBC Thailand showed Uncle Eddy’s elephants on short chains standing in a cement outdoor structure. He said if the elephants don’t work, then they don’t get exercise. Without exercise, the pregnant elephants would have trouble giving birth and the babies would eventually die, according to his commentary.

Thailand has a variety of elephant camps and sanctuaries. There is continuous debate on how elephants should be cared for in captivity. Some establishments keep elephants on a short chain, only to be taken out for rides or shows. Some businesses describing themselves as sanctuaries have elephants roaming the property and allow tourist to feed and bathe the animals. This ‘ethical’ model is becoming more popular with some of the tourism demographics visiting Thailand in the past.

The Chiang Mai-based Save Elephant Foundation started a project to return some of the elephants back to their natural habitats, Thai PBS World reports. From April to May, more than 100 elephants trekked north from Chiang Mai to Mae Chaem, a 150 kilometre trek.

BBC followed a small group of elephants led by the Save Elephant Foundation and said the elephants became very thirsty and some seemed to be “low on energy”. The charity’s founder, Lek Chailert, says the pandemic is a chance to get elephants out of the tourism industry.

“Tourists would be swamping into Thailand. The Covid-19 pandemic will give us time to think.”

SOURCES: BBC Thailand | Thai PBS World

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Continue Reading

Crime

Animal activists claim police officer killed beloved campus dog

Caitlin Ashworth

Published

on

Animal activists claim police officer killed beloved campus dog | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Chiang Rai Times

A Thai animal rights group is accusing a Chiang Mai police officer of abusing and killing a beloved dog, Tia, a stray adopted by students at Chiang Mai University.

Watchdog Thailand, based in Chiang Mai, investigated the incident after the dog’s body was found last week and recently reported their findings to police, according to Nation Thailand. The autopsy of the dog’s body doesn’t seem to match the police officer’s story. No details on the dog’s condition are reported.

Police say the activist group have also spoken to witnesses and seen surveillance camera footage. The group posted a video on Facebook with a clip from surveillance footage of a dog approaching a person on a motorbike, but no apparent abuse is shown in the video.

Police are investigating the dog’s death and say they will be questioning the police office.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

ฟังวอชด็อก เชื่อเตี้ยถูกฆ่าทารุณ

#เชื่อเตี้ยถูกฆ่าฟังชัดๆทีมมูลนิธิวอชด็อก ร่วมทำคดีเตี้ย มช.กับเเอดมินเพจเเละตำรวจ เชื่อหลักฐานที่มีอยู่ในมือ สันนิษฐานได้ว่า เตี้ย ถูกฆ่าอย่างทารุณ!

Posted by อีจัน on Wednesday, 20 May 2020

 

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Continue Reading

Trending