Stepson stabbed stepmother over inheritance fears in Prachinburi

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In a harrowing case of domestic violence, a 35 year old woman was critically injured after being stabbed by her stepson early this morning in Prachin Buri Province. He allegedly attacked his stepmother because he feared she might claim his inheritance.

The assailant carried the injured woman on a motorcycle sidecar and left her outside a relative’s house before fleeing the scene.

The victim, Phaothip, was found unconscious by her cousin, with a severe stab wound beneath her left breast. Despite immediate lifesaving efforts, she was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

The Prachinburi Provincial Police, led by Lieutenant Colonel Nattharut Chotitanaysith, and medical responders from both the local hospital and the Thai Charity Foundation’s rescue unit, were dispatched to the scene after receiving an emergency call.

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The 35 year old stepson Wilas, quickly became the primary suspect. Eyewitness accounts suggest he disappeared into the forest nearby, carrying a duffel bag of clothes.

The suspect had been living with his father and stepmother in a household that was often fraught with tension. The father was reportedly out hunting frogs at the time of the attack.

The underlying cause of the tragedy appears to stem from the complicated relationship between the stepson and his stepmother. Initial investigations revealed that the suspect had a history of mental health issues and was paranoid about his stepmother usurping his inheritance, which might have been a factor contributing to his violent outburst.

Following the attack, local authorities, along with village leaders and community members, organised a search party of over 20 people. Despite an intensive two-hour search operation that stretched into the morning, the suspect remained at large.

Police investigators speculated that he might attempt to return home and organised surveillance around the house in anticipation, reported Khaosod.

This incident has sent shockwaves through the local community, highlighting the critical need for mental health support and the complexities surrounding family inheritance disputes. As the search for the stepson continues, the community remains on edge, hoping for swift justice and recovery for the victim.

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