A 60-year-old woman shot and killed her younger husband at a house in Hang Dong District this morning (28 July) after she had discovered he’d continued to cheat on her.
The woman, Mrs. Willawan Khampan and said to be an owner of a mini-mart confronted her husband, Mr. Sawat Saipan, 49 with a 9mm handgun in a house at Moo 7 Tambon Hang Dong, shooting him following an argument over him having a gik – Thai slang for girlfriend or “side chick.”
Mr. Saipan did not die on the scene but later in hospital.
Mrs. Khampan said that she had been with her husband for 10 years and that he did like to flirt with other women but had more recently established a permanent gik on the side. The argument came about as Mr. Saipan had promised to break off bonking his gik but had failed to do so.
Police have detained Mrs. Khampan in custody pending a court hearing on one charge of murder.