Two dead in San Kamphaeng murder-suicide

Two people have been found dead in a San Kamphaeng home in an apparent murder-suicide.

A 76-year-old man, named as Mr. Sompong Chuenjai allegedly beat his lover, Ms. Sasithon Ruantha, 26 with a stick to death before hanging himself in a house in Ban San Pa Pa, Moo 8 Tambon Ton Pao yesterday, Jan. 21.

The bodies were discovered by police at 12:40 a.m. this morning, Jan. 22 after the woman’s husband, Mr. Samart Kaewsom, 30 alerted police that she was missing and that no one was answering at the house of Mr. Chuenjai.

According to reports, the murder-suicide may have occurred due to the husband calling Mr. Cheunjai demanding that he end his relationship with his wife.

There’s also some suggestion that money through a loan sharking operation may have played a role – the murderer, Mr. Cheunjai described as being a “money lender” to locals in Thai language media.