Burmese man commits murder-suicide killing wife and son

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A Burmese man carried out a murder-suicide in a rented house in the Sankampaeng district of Chiang Mai province. He stabbed his wife to death and hanged their nine year old son from a bedroom door before hanging himself.

The family of three was found dead inside the one-storey house in the Sankampaeng district of Chiang Mai province yesterday, April 23.

The 29 year old Burmese woman, Nan Onn, was lying lifeless on her bed with a deep cut wound to her neck. The body of her husband, 38 year old San Tuay, was hanging from the bedroom door while the lifeless body of their nine year old son, Thanaphon, was hanging from the door of another bedroom.

Police reported that the three deceased died about eight to 12 hours before their discovery. Officers believed that San Tuay committed murder-suicide because all of the family’s valuables were untouched and all of the doors were locked from the inside.

Nan Onn’s employer, a 38 year old Thai woman named Parinda Manokham, was the first to encounter the tragic scene and reported it to Sankampaeng Police Station.

Parinda revealed that Nan Onn worked at her restaurant but did not show up for work on the day of the incident. Parinda then asked other employees to check on Nan Onn at the house.

Motivated by jealousy

Colleagues attempted to contact her from outside the house but received no response, prompting them to alert Parinda of their concerns. Upon arrival at the scene, Parinda forced entry through the back door and was confronted with a horrifying sight.

According to Parinda, she had rented the house to Nan Onn, permitting her to accommodate her family members. San Tuay was not an employee of hers but worked at another restaurant in the vicinity.

Parinda disclosed that Nan Onn had been in a relationship with her husband for over a decade. She suspected that the apparent murder-suicide stemmed from a personal conflict between the two, though she was unaware of the specifics. Her employee had never divulged details of the relationship or any other issues to her.

Police conducted further investigation into the case and believe that the motive for the murder-suicide might be jealousy. Nan Onn was reportedly talking to someone on the phone for long periods almost every day, leading her husband to suspect adultery.

Police added that there were multiple calls to Nan Onn’s mobile phone while officers were investigating the scene.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at petch@thethaiger.com.

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