Drug addict’s gruesome murder shocks Udon Thani community

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A drug addict brutally murdered his female neighbour yesterday, leaving her lifeless body in the bathroom in the Isaan province of Udon Thani. The killer injured himself in the process of the murder and later died in hospital.

The victim, Thaniya Rattanatiyakun, was found with a knife wound to her head and two missing fingers. The murderer, Prawut Chantasut, was a 34 year old man who lived nearby. After committing the gruesome act, he returned to his own house and proceeded to destroy everything inside before climbing onto the roof with a serious injury to his right arm.

Police officers from Pen Police Station were alerted to the incident at 9.30pm and immediately rushed to the scene. Upon investigation, they found Thaniya’s body and spent 20 minutes convincing Prawut to surrender.

He was then rushed to the hospital due to excessive blood loss but died. The victim’s husband, Samrarn Duangmanee, was in another room when the murder took place. He heard the commotion but did not expect it to end so fatally.

Prawut’s mother, Ngern Phiromboon, spoke to the media and revealed that she had been scared of her son for some time.

Prawut was the youngest of her children and had been addicted to drugs since he was 13. He had left the family home to work in Bangkok but returned on March 10. Since then, Ngern said that she had been unable to sleep due to her son’s erratic behaviour and loud outbursts.

She expressed her remorse for her son’s actions and wished to apologize to the victim’s family. This incident shocked the local community and highlighted the devastating effects of drug addiction. It is a reminder that drug abuse can have catastrophic consequences, not only for the individual but also for innocent victims and their families

A similar case occurred three weeks ago when a drugged-up man killed his employer by attacking him with a chainsaw.

In another incident last year, three teenagers were shot dead by a drug addict while they were riding a motorcycle on a road in Krabi.

The Thai government launched several laws and projects to combat drug use and trade in the country. One such law was launched in January, which stipulated that any drug suspects who were arrested with more than one meth pill would be considered a drug dealer and would face harsher penalties.

Despite the government’s efforts to combat drug use, many drug dealers and addicts have exposed the police officers themselves for providing them with drugs as rewards for working as a spy for them.

Northern Thailand News

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.