Thai police officer kills boyfriend of his friend’s daughter in Bangkok

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A Sutthisan Police Station officer shot dead the boyfriend of his friend’s daughter outside the victim’s house in Huay Kwang district of Bangkok last night. The officer’s disapproval of the relationship was cited as the motive behind the tragic incident

The death of the 25 year old Thai man, Thitiwat Auayklang, was reported to Huay Kwang Police Station at 7pm, yesterday, January 24. Officers investigated the scene and discovered his body outside the house in Soi Ratchadaphisek 3. He was wearing a grey jacket and brown trousers and had a gunshot wound to the neck.

The gunman, a police senior sergeant major from Sutthisan Police Station, was waiting to surrender to officers at the scene. The identity of the police officer was not revealed. Thitiwat’s mother identified the police officer as Pae.

The mother told the media that the motive behind the shooting might be the disapproval of the relationship between her son and his girlfriend named Ann. The mother revealed that she lived with her husband and son for approximately two years in their residence before her son invited Ann to live in the household last month.

The mother said she saw her son with Ann for about a year before she moved in. Ann was unemployed while her son worked as a food delivery rider.

On the day of the incident, the police officer and another Thai man arrived at the house in a bronze Toyota Altis sedan. They parked outside the house and the driver introduced himself as Ann’s father. He said he wanted to take his daughter home.

The mother informed her son and Ann, who were on the second floor of the house, about the visitors, provoking her son’s anger. He hurled a glass bottle at the sedan from the second-floor window and exited the house brandishing a knife.

Abruptly, a police officer seated beside the sedan driver shot Thitiwat in the neck, causing him to collapse. Thitiwat’s father rushed to attend to his son, desperately calling for assistance, but it was too late. Thitiwat passed away in his father’s arms.

Superintendent Peasopchoke Iam-phinit of Huay Kwang Police Station disclosed that investigators questioned six witnesses and scrutinised the individual purporting to be Ann’s father. However, no connection between Ann and the man was established. The case remains under investigation.

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