A man managed to escape arrest after a gruesome fatal attack on his wife near the Bangpoo Industrial Estate in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok yesterday.
Officers from Bangpoo Police Station were notified of the fatal attack on the 45 year old woman yesterday at 3pm.
Police officers found the dead body of Natthanan Joomfong in a waste stabilization ditch in front of the Global Environmental Technology Limited company in the Bangpoo Industrial Estate.
Natthanan suffered from six stab wounds and multiple burns all over her naked body. A burning towel and lighter fluid stains were found on the floor nearby the ditch by a police officer.
A witness, 58 year old Prapas Kaphukam, reported to the police that the victim had been in a white Mitsubishi pickup with her husband, who was later identified as 42 year old Pisutsiri Chansoda. After the car was parked, she ran out of the car and asked for help from him and locals standing nearby. She was naked and only had a towel covering her body.
Pisutsiri pursued the victim and attempted to drag her back into the car. He warned bystanders against getting involved, adding that the situation was a private issue between himself and his wife. Suddenly, he doused her with lighter fluid and ignited it, causing her to catch fire.
Natthanan ran and jumped into the water to try and put out the fire but Pisutsiri followed her into the pond and repeatedly stabbed her to death before fleeing the scene in his pickup.
Prapas said Pisutsiri threatened anyone who tried to help Natthanan so no one dared to help her. He added that he also suffered a burn wound to his arm because he was standing close to the woman when she was on fire.
A video of the incident was uploaded on the Workpoint News 23 platform. It showed Natthanan running out of the car to ask for help from Prapas and an ice cream seller. In the video, she said…
“Help me, help me, please! He kidnapped me! Please help!”
The victim’s niece, Chotika Boonthongkhao, later informed officers that her aunt and Pisutsiri were together for a while. Her aunt worked in Bangpoo Industrial Estate while Pisutsiri worked as a parcel delivery driver. They repeatedly argued over jealousy.
The superintendent of Bangpoo Police Station, Pisut Chantarasuwan, reported that officers conducted a search of Pisutsiri’s home near the crime scene but could not find him. They believe that the suspect has fled the province and will continue their search for him.
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