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Bangkok man kills two sons and himself after separating from wife

A BANGKOK kitchen assistant allegdly stabbed his two young sons after his wife left him and then took his own life.

Following the double homicide and suicide alert in Pathumwan district in Bangkok, police inspected a two-storey home in Soi Phra Jen 3 at about 9.30am yesterday, where they found the three bodies in a second-floor bedroom.

Natthawat Masri, 30, had a stab wound to the heart, while his sons Pachthanan, 8, and Chotiwit, 7, also had stab wounds to the chest. Police found a long sharp-edge knife covered in blood near the bodies.

Police also found a note allegedly written by Natthawat, in which he said he was sorry for resorting to this.

He said he did not kill his sons because the family was torn apart but because he would do anything to take them with him.

Natthawat's mother Thonyanas On-ok, 48, said her son and grandchildren had stayed in the house with her sister Suwan Thab-eium, 53, after Natthawat had picked up the kids from the house of his estranged wife, Papapat Sukjinda, 31, on Friday.

Natthawat was to have returned the kids to his wife yesterday evening, Thonyanas said. Natthawat and Papapat reportedly separated about a month ago. Suwan said she heard a strange noise from Natthawat's bedroom at about 4am yesterday and she found the three bodies in the morning.

She believes he was stressed out by a fight he had with Papapat that led to the separation.

Police believe Natthawat killed his two sons and committed suicide because he had failed to reunite with his wife. The bodies were submitted for autopsy at Chulalongkorn Hospital's morgue.


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