Isaan heartbreak: Thai man seeks justice after wife’s betrayal and brutal assault

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A Thai man in the Isaan province of Ubon Ratchathani turned to a local news agency for justice, accusing his wife of cheating, swindling him out of more than 100,000 baht, and orchestrating a physical attack that left him with life-threatening injuries.

The 32 year old man, whose identity remains undisclosed, shared his story with Esor News and Channel 3 to seek a divorce and to get his money back from his 34 year old wife.

The man said he had to take care of his 10 dogs and cats but lost all his money and valuables to his wife. Unable to reach her, he sought public assistance.

He recounted how he began a relationship with the woman in early April and hastily married her five days later under pressure from her mother. He provided her with a mobile phone, a ring, covered all her expenses, and even settled her mother’s electricity and water bills.

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Following their wedding, he discovered that his wife maintained contact with her Singaporean ex-boyfriend and witnessed one of her male friends kissing her breasts during the Songkran Festival. Despite this, he forgave her and urged her not to repeat such incidents.

Aside from cheating, he and his wife always argued about her partying behaviour. She often threw a party at home with entertainers and also went out drinking with her friends.

The woman reportedly spent a lot of his money on this, threatening to hurt herself to get money and manipulating him to do what she wanted.

Car crash

Their conflict escalated on May 4 after they signed an official marriage certificate. His wife wanted to go to a party with a friend but he said it was unwise to do so because the next day was a working day. She became angry and physically attacked him in their car.

The woman then drove the car to her friend’s party and immediately ran out of the car upon arrival. She falsely accused him of abusing her, prompting her friends to attack the man.

The man stated that he was desperate and could not defend himself, so he fired a gun twice into the air and took the opportunity to flee the scene in his wife’s car. A group of his wife’s friends gave chase, ending in a car crash.

His wife’s friends caught up with him and continued to assault him, despite his injuries from the car accident and the presence of police.

He was arrested for using a firearm in public and drunk driving, and taken to Mueang Ubon Ratchathani Police Station despite his injuries. After posting bail, he was hospitalised with a brain bleed, broken nose, eye injuries, and his mouth required 20 stitches.

The man is pleading with his wife to contact him for a divorce and to return his money.

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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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