Soldier murders 13-year-old wife, commits suicide in Mae Ai

A soldier killed his 13-year-old wife before killing himself in a tragic murder-suicide in Mae Ai yesterday, May 27.

The bodies were discovered at a house in Moo 11 Tha Tom at around 9:30 a.m.

According to reports, the couple – 29-year-old Phol Tawarapong, an army officer serving under the 2nd Infantry Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment in Chiang Dao and his victim, Kalaya Chum Fu had been living and sleeping together for the last three months.

Relatives told police that the couple often argued with Tawarapong said to be jealous of his wife’s friends.

Fu was found dead with multiple stab wounds while Tawarapong hung himself.

Notably, the age of consent in Thailand is 15, meaning that Tawarapong, under Thai law, was a pedophile.