A 33-year-old man allegedly confessed to murdering his 6-year-old boy in a fit of drunken rage and dumping his body in the Ping River in northern Thailand.
Police reported questioning the man after learning that his 6-year-old son was missing. Their surname was not disclosed.
Mr. Korakot allegedly admitted under questioning that he was intoxicated on Saturday night and became angry when he learned his son had assaulted a neighbour’s child. He flogged his son as a form of discipline.
On Sunday morning, when he went to awaken his son, he discovered that the child was not breathing. He rode his motorcycle to the Ping River and dumped the body of his deceased son into the water.
The Sawang Khlong Khung rescue team began searching for the missing boy late that evening.
The body of the young boy was recovered from the Ping River on Monday.
Deputy police chief of Kamphaeng Phet, Pol Col Anek Chansorn, stated that investigators were not convinced he had told them the whole truth.
Investigators suspect Mr. Korakot became enraged upon learning that his estranged wife, the boy’s mother, had a new lover, causing him to violently assault and kill their 6-year-old son.
13-Year-old Boy Severely Beaten
Tong is a 13-year-old Mathayom 1 (Grade 7) student at Saharatrangsan School in the province of Nakhon Phanom.
The 13-year-old was playing with a Takraw ball when he accidentally hit a nearby motorcycle.
The motorcycle belonged to Kengcharoen Thamhon, a 19-year-old student in the same school’s 12th grade.
Kengcharoen’s motorcycle cost approximately 200,000 baht, and he immediately became enraged, fearing it had been damaged.
He punched and kicked the younger boy until he passed out. The boy’s lip later required six stitches.
Tong’s mother, Ladda Kanthacharoensak, aged 38, has filed a criminal and civil complaint against Kengcharoen with the Si Songkhram police. In addition, she demanded 50,000 in damages.
The director of the school, Mr. Sanan Metula, arranged for the two parties to negotiate a settlement.
Homhual Samornrit, Kengcharoen’s grandmother, offered to pay 25,000 baht; however, Mrs. Ladda insisted on 50,000 baht.
Prosecutors said they would question the juvenile boy in the presence of a youth services worker.
He said the criminal case would be filed with the court within two days.
The injured party must await the court’s decision in the criminal case before filing a civil suit for damages, according to the police.