A mother who strangled her autistic daughter to death is a patient at the Prasat Neurological Institute, Metropolitan Police Bureau commissioner Lt-General Sanit Mahathavorn said on Tuesday.
Yolawadee Suasermsiri, 52, called police to arrest her at her rented apartment in front of Klong Prem Central Prison early Tuesday morning after she killed her daughter on Monday morning.
Sanit said judges would decide whether to take into account Yolawadee’s medical history.
Yolawadee told police she killed her daughter because she could not afford to take care of her.
Sanit said the mother had a patient ID card issued by the institute in 2014. An appointment card states that she is scheduled to meet a psychiatrist on January 18, he added.
Yolawadee said she tried to kill herself by consuming Diazepam pills with beer but she vomited.
Sanit said police would check how many pills she took.