Chon Buri man allegedly beats wife after TikTok video goes viral

Mueang Chon Buri district | Photo: Wikipedia.

A Chon Buri man allegedly beat his wife after she posted a viral TikTok video of her daughter begging for leftover soup from a street vendor. The man allegedly punched his wife and hit her with a spatula, then attempted to rape his neighbor before Chon Buri police arrested him. He reportedly accused his wife of being unfaithful.

Before the bizarre, violent outburst, the wife, Sanit, reportedly received more than 600,000 baht in donations from Thais across the country for the TikTok video she posted of her daughter begging. An official from their village told The Pattaya News that he is keeping the donation money Sanit earned because he is afraid the husband, Pornprom, will waste it on alcohol.

On Tuesday, Sanit’s face was still swollen and she had stitches on her head. She said she was preparing to go to Chonburi Hospital to request a medical certificate to file an assault charge against her husband. She reportedly refuses to reconcile with Pornprom, and wants to move back to her hometown. The neighbor who Pornprom allegedly attempted to rape decided not to file sexual assault charges against him.

Pornprom has so far been charged with public intoxication and police say he may receive another charge for assaulting his wife, which could land him three years in prison. Sanit, Pornprom and their daughter live in Mueang district of Chon Buri province. Pornprom is currently in police custody at the Chon Buri Police Station.

This news comes just days after another Chon Buri man shot and killed his son, and wounded his wife. This incident also happened in Mueang district. Reports say the man had physically assaulted his wife last month, and she filed a complaint with the Samet police station against her husband for physical assault and knife attacks.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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