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A 26 year old Thai man shot his wife dead in front of his three year old daughter then turned the gun on himself.
Police said it was probably a case of jealousy.
Relatives and neighbors who heard two shots on Tuesday eveing ran into the one story house in Kong Ra district of Pattalung after the three year old came running out in a state of shock, reported Thai Rath.
Police were called immediately. By the door they found 26 year old Kiatsak Kaewbua in a pool of blood. He had been shot in the right side of his head.
Nearby was the dead body of his wife Pajuree Chusong, 24, who had also been shot in the head. She was lying face down.
A gun and two spent cartridges were recovered from the scene.
Relatives told police that the husband was a rubber worker and that the couple had been watching TV with their daughter before the wife left for the evening shift at a downtown factory.
Police told Thai Rath that the couple had argued frequently though there had been no serious incidents between the two. They said they suspected it was a case of jealousy as the wife was an attractive woman.
The investigation continues.