A man slashed his ex-wife’s throat and stabbed her mother who intervened before jumping to death from a condominium in Thon Buri area of Bangkok on Tuesday.
Police and rescue workers rushing to the condominium on Therd Thai Road in Talat Phlu area on Tuesday morning found two women badly wounded inside a room on the 18th floor. A man, identified later as Thana Diewduangsil, 56, was found sitting on the edge of the balcony. Thai media reported.
Ms Rattana Pinkham, 42, an employee of a pub, sustained a deep slash wound to her throat. Rescue workers gave her first aid, but she died later due to severe blood loss. Her mother, Saowanee Pinkham, 70, had her wrists slashed and was rushed to a nearby hospital. A five-inch knife was found inside the room.
Mr Thana threatened to jump from the balcony and police had tried to calm him down for more than two hours. He finally jumped and landed near banana trees behind this high-rise condominium building. He was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead later.
A police investigation found that Mr Thana was a former husband of Ms Rattana. Before the incident, the woman called to invite him for drinks at her condo room to celebrate her birthday. They drank until Tuesday morning and later had a heated quarrel allegedly stemming from jealousy.
Mr Thana then reportedly used a knife to slash his ex-wife’s throat. Her mother, who was inside a room, immediately came to help her daughter, but he slashed her wrists.
Daily News Online reported that the man sang a song before jumping from the condominium.