The residents of Phatthalung in Thailand were left in total shock after a 41-year-old man identified simply as Joi, slit his 13-year-old daughter’s throat and inflicted serious injuries on her after arguing with her over the amount of time she spent on Facebook and other social media platform.
According to reports, the shocking incident happened on Sunday morning, April 9th, as the suspect locked the victim in a rented house in Phetchaburi’s Muang district.
However the suspect was arrested at a checkpoint in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Thap Sakae district on Sunday night while trying to flee with his youngest daughter.
While speaking to the Police, Joi said he attacked the girl out of rage after they argued about her spending too much time on Facebook and Line.
His 44-year-old wife, corroborated that version of events, saying that her husband did not like the girl spending a lot of time on social media for fear it would impact negatively on her school work. She, however, denied the suggestion the attack was the result of s*xual abuse.
The wife said her husband had a violent temper and had hit the girl before over her social media use. She claimed Joi had previously threatened to kill all the family members as he was jealous and paranoid that she would return to her former lover.
She said her daughter is recovering in hospital under close medical supervision.
Police said the husband was wanted under a court-issued arrest warrant in relation to a murder case in Trang’s Muang district on August 14, 2007.