Ex-husband fires shots at ex-wife’s house in Hat Yai

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A woman’s ex-husband fired shots at her house, forcing her to flee and hide. Enraged by her refusal to provide school fees for their children and jealousy over her new husband, he resorted to violence.

Police Lieutenant Wallaop Supachaiyakit, Deputy Inspector (Investigation) at Koh Hong Police Station, Hat Yai district, Songkhla province, received a report yesterday, July 4, of a firearm being used to shoot at a house, causing significant damage to the door.

The incident occurred at a house in Moo 8, Tha Kham subdistrict, Hat Yai district. Police officers, including Police Colonel Bantoon Thepsuwan, Superintendent of Koh Hong Police Station, and a team led by Police Colonel Dusit Promsinh, Head of Songkhla Provincial Investigation, promptly arrived at the scene.

The location was a single-storey cement house. The front glass door was shattered, with two bullet holes visible and a bullet found inside the house, likely from a .38 calibre revolver. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. At the time of the incident, the woman, named Netrnapa, was alone at home.

According to the investigation, the perpetrator was identified as Weerayut Srisadon, Netrnapa’s ex-husband from whom she had been separated for several years. He arrived on a motorcycle, fired two shots at the front glass door, and then used a whetstone to smash one of the glass doors. However, Weerayut could not enter the house due to an additional layer of iron bars. Netrnapa managed to escape and hide at the back of the house until Weerayut left, after which she notified the police.

Initial investigations suggest that jealousy is the likely motive, despite their long separation. Netrnapa had remarried, and their two children were living with their father to avoid further problems. However, Weerayut frequently caused trouble, especially when drunk.

The previous day, Weerayut visited the house on his motorcycle to ask for money for the children’s school fees. Netrnapa refused, telling him to have his mother repay her outstanding debts first. Her new husband was present during this confrontation, leading to a physical altercation before they separated. The situation escalated when Weerayut returned with a firearm.

The Songkhla Provincial Investigation team reached out to Weerayut’s home and learned from his mother that he had not returned. Police are tracking him down for questioning, reported KhaoSod.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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