Domestic violence

  • Crime

    Phuket man threatens wife from leaving house at knifepoint

    A man in Phuket allegedly used a knife to threaten his wife and prevent her from leaving their house yesterday. Kathu Police said they were alerted that a man was using a knife to force his wife to remain inside the house on Soi Ketho Soi 6, The Phuket News reported. Fifteen officers arrived at the house with long-handled prongs.…

  • Crime

    Man allegedly beats Russian ex-girlfriend in Phuket

    A man allegedly beat his Russian ex-girlfriend in Phuket, a local news outlet reported yesterday. The victim, 32 year old Julia Bolshakova, reported to Chalong Police on January 13, immediately after she left Chalong Hospital following the attack. A medical report confirmed multiple contusions from Bolshakova’s ex punching her in her face and head. Bolshakova appealed to the police for…

  • Bangkok

    Anti-drug in-laws gunned down in their home

    A man has been arrested after shooting his father-in-law and a brother-in-law dead at their house in Bangkok’s Bang Kae district Saturday morning. Police say the man was preparing to kill his mother-in-law when they arrived on the scene. The deadly shootout took place inside a two-storey house at Ban Suk Samran housing estate in the Lak Song area, according…

  • Chon Buri

    Chon Buri man on the loose after allegedly axing wife to death

    Yet another incident of an enraged man allegedly killing his partner has emerged in Thailand, this time in the Sri Racha district of Chon Buri. Police yesterday found a woman, 40 year old Wanrat Ruabrat, lying dead on the floor of her kitchen with brutal head injuries. They also found a bloodied axe at the scene of the crime. Wanrat’s…

  • Chon Buri

    Chon Buri woman jumps from balcony, claims boyfriend held her against her will

    A woman in Chon Buri jumped from her balcony last night to escape her boyfriend, who she claims held her against her will in an apartment for about a year. Rescue workers took the 28 year old woman to a local hospital for moderate injuries after she jumped from the third storey balcony. But Nong Prue police told The Pattaya News that…

  • Bangkok

    Former Bangkok police inspector gets 20 years for murdering girlfriend in 2020

    A former inspector from Bangkok’s Wang Thoglang Police station has been sentenced yesterday to 20 years in jail for murdering his girlfriend in 2020. The man, 31 year old Songklod ‘Boy’ Boonsong, shot and killed his girlfriend, 30 year old Pimchadaporn ‘Nim’ Puyamsai at a townhouse in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi. Boy shot Nim in the head. Boy claims he accidently…

  • Crime

    Domestic violence victim allegedly confesses to conspiracy to murder

    A victim of domestic violence allegedly confessed to a conspiracy to murder charge on her arrest yesterday. The woman, Charoensri Thongkham, allegedly admitted to hiring a hitman to kill her husband because she couldn’t take any more of his violent abuse and long string of affairs. The 41 year old woman told police she had lived with her husband for…

  • North East

    Northeast Thai man shoots and kills ex-wife, and himself, after she refuses to re-unite

    A man in Northeast Thailand has shot and killed his ex-wife after she refused to go back to him. The man, 35 year old soldier Akkhaphon Phonphan, shot his ex-wife, 34 year old nurse Naphaporn Nakkiew, at Khon Kaen Hospital in the early hours of this morning, before turning the gun on himself. According to Khon Kaen city police, Naphaporn’s…

  • Chon Buri

    Chon Buri man allegedly threatens to attack wife while high on meth

    Yet another case of domestic violence and drug abuse in Chon Buri province, as a local man allegedly threatened to attack his wife while high on meth yesterday in Panat Nikhom district. The man’s mother said that in the past, her son had hit his brother. Sompean Saminyae told The Pattaya News about her son’s violent outburst, saying, “He destroyed…

  • Chon Buri

    Chon Buri man allegedly beats wife after TikTok video goes viral

    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…

  • Chon Buri

    Chon Buri man shoots and kills son, wounds wife, before killing himself

    A man shot and killed his son before killing himself at a school in Mueang district of Chon Buri province yesterday. The father and son both had gunshot wounds on their heads. The man also shot and wounded his wife, who was rushed to Chon Buri Hospital. The wife, Arissara, had arrived at the school with their son first. The…

  • Crime

    Monk arrested on charges of assault and drug possession in Chon Buri

    Police in Chon Buri arrested a Buddhist monk and seized a small amount of crystal methamphetamine after the monk allegedly slapped a woman in the face during a heated argument. The 32 year old monk was taken back to the temple following the arrest and the abbot defrocked him. He was then taken to the Samet police station and charged…

  • Crime

    Domestic violence on the rise amid falling incomes and rising alcohol consumption

    The Thai Health Promotion Foundation says the Covid-19 pandemic may be causing a spike in domestic violence, as incomes fall, debt rises, and more people turn to alcohol. The foundation claims incidents of domestic abuse have risen by 66% since March, when Covid restrictions were introduced. The Bangkok Post reports that the biggest rise is in the south of the…

  • Thailand

    Woman seriously injured after English husband allegedly throws her from balcony

    A woman has been seriously injured in Rayong, eastern Thailand, after her English husband allegedly threw her from the balcony of their 8th floor condo yesterday afternoon. Thai Residents report that the 56 year old woman, named only as Sukunda, landed on a patio on the 7th floor of the building in the Ban Chang district. Officers from the local…

  • Thai Life

    Up to 100,000 Thais at risk from alcohol-related ‘withdrawals’ during national ban

    Yesterday experts announced that up to 100,000 Thais who have become seriously dependent on alcohol are at risk during the nationwide booze ban. The ban on alcohol sales was imposed in order to minimise large gatherings and also to curb coronavirus related infection risks, especially during the traditional Songkran celebrations. According to the director of Centre for Alcohol Studies at…

  • Pattaya

    Family of Thai woman seriously injured in Pattaya balcony fall blames French husband

    The family of a 28 year old Thai woman who was seriously injured when she fell five floors from a condo balcony in Pattaya are blaming her French husband for the accident. Sunisa suffered life-changing spinal injuries and is no longer able to walk, with her sister Natchaya having given up her job to care for her. It’s understood Sunisa’s…

  • Bangkok

    Murder accused under police hospital watch to face charges “soon”

    Police confirm that a man accused of killing his 21 year old girlfriend is currently undergoing hospital treatment after trying to take his own life but will soon be brought to court to face charges. Krissanachok “Ole Wanjeab” Chaichana, aged 30, attempted suicide after killing his girlfriend during an argument. He was arrested in the victim’s car, while drinking toilet…

  • Thailand

    Thai attempted suicide rates are on the increase

    The Thai Department of Mental Health has released disturbing research showing the shockingly high rate of attempted suicides and pointing out the need for better education about depression and coping with stress. The research indicates that about 53,000 Thais attempt suicide each year. That’s an average of more than six attempts per hour. Sadly, 4,000 will succeed in taking their own…

  • Pattaya

    “Look out for, and eliminate, domestic violence” – Pattaya seminar

    PHOTO: Pattaya Mail Pattaya students and social workers are learning how to look out for, and eliminate, domestic violence against women and children. The seminar was held at the Pattaya City Hall last week. The Pattaya Mail reported that Wisit Pondok and his team from the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development spoke to the 100 students and 100…