Man cuts of wife’s hand and slashed stepson
Police are hunting for a Thai man who viciously attacked his wife on Friday night, cutting off her left hand, and injuring his stepson who tried to intervene to protect his mother.
Lt. Chanat Hongsittichaikun, of Chalong Police, was notified of the incident at 9pm last night. Lt. Chanat and rescue workers arrived at the house, opposite Phuket Shooting Range on Patak Road.
Inside they found a woman, identified as Yaowapa Kowai, 47, unconscious and face down in a puddle of blood on the floor. Yaowapa had sustained slash wounds on her chest, face, and her left hand had been severed.
A male victim, identified as Songpon Thongsai, 23, was found nearby with slash wounds on his left arm. Both victims, along with Yaowapa’s severed hand, were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for treatment.
Lt. Chanat said, “Songpon, who is Yaowapa’s son, told us that his stepfather’s name is Sayam Onwai, 40. Sayam was arguing with Yaowapa before using a knife to attack her. Songpon tried to stop the attack but he was also slashed by Sayam. After that Sayam sped away.”
“After we checked Sayam Onwai name in the civil registration system we found that he had a fake identification card. We are now hunting for Sayam to face legal action,” Lt. Chanat added.
Police have yet to recover the weapon used in the attack.