Thai woman arrested for acid and knife attack on cheating husband

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Special Service Division (SSD), also known as the Commando Police, yesterday arrested a Thai woman in the central province of Kanchanaburi for a life-threatening acid and knife attack on her cheating husband.

ThaiRath reported that the 45 year old suspect, Somjit Subsiri, committed the crime on August 13 at a house in Bangkok. She and her husband engaged in a heated argument after Somjit discovered a secret affair between her husband and another woman.

During the argument, Somjit threw liquid acid over her husband, causing extreme pain across his body, and prompting him to rush to a bathroom to clean it off. Somjit did not stop at the acid attack. She grabbed a knife and allegedly stabbed her husband in his cheek before fleeing.

The man was later transferred to the hospital with his injuries. Channel 3 reported that a doctor said the injuries were life-threatening, and the man might have died if he had arrived at the hospital any later.

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The attack was reported to the police, leading to the issue of an arrest warrant on February 16. The case was handed over to the Commando Police, and further investigation revealed that Somjit fled to work in the Kanchanaburi province.

Officers found Somjit living and working in the Bor Ploy district of the province. They tracked her down and arrested her outside a convenience store in the area.

Somjit was charged with attempted murder. The penalty will be half the sentence for Section 288 of the Criminal Law: intentional murder. According to Section 288, whoever murders another shall be punished with life imprisonment or imprisonment from 15 to 20 years.

Somjit reportedly denied all allegations, prompting officers to conduct further questioning at Tha Kham Police Station in Bangkok.

In a related story reported in March, a Thai woman immediately flew from Taiwan to Thailand after discovering her husband was committing adultery. She attacked both her husband and his lover with a knife at a hotel in the Isaan province of Roi Et.

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