83 year-old Thai mother stabs son to death
An 83-year-old mother stabbed her son to death in an apparent self-defense after her 53-year-old drunk son was about to beat her like in the past, police said.
Pol Col Wachira Loplert, chief of Laokwan police station in Kanchanaburi’s Laokwan district, said Thursday that the incident took place shortly before 8 pm Wednesday night when his station was alerted of it.
The woman was identified as Min Namchan, who lives in Moo 4 Tambon Thunkrapao of the district, in a two-storey house with her son, Kul Namchan.
Wachira said the woman called the police station after sending her own son down with one stab on the right chest.
When police and rescuers from the Pithak Karn Foundation arrived at the scene, they found the body of Kul in black shorts without shirt lying on the first floor. The mothe was sitting nearby, waiting to testify to police.
Kul admitted to police that she was the one who stabbed her son.
She recounted that she was sleeping when she was woken up with the loud noise made by her drunk son. She said her son cried foul and carried a knife walking toward her.
She feared that her son would attack her so she grabbed one-foot-long kitchen knife beside her and stabbed him once. The knife pieced through his right chest and sent him down immediately, she said.
Wachira said police had to arrest the mother and took her to the police station for taking legal action. She might be released on bail later depending on judgment of the investigators in charge of the case, the police chief added.