A romantic dinner date for St Valentines Day for a successful couple in Kalasin province with a good life turned into outright tragedy in the early hours of the morning on St Valentines Day when a Thai wife killed her husband with a 9mm handgun. The couple’s night out had developed into an argument at home over a mobile phone call which the Thai man received while at dinner. The Thai woman told investigating Thai police that a struggle ensued later in the couple’s bedroom at 4.30am and the handgun, concealed in clothes, hit her husband in the head through the cheek and chin.
Valentines Day for an attractive Thai husband and wife who had it all has turned in to nightmare and tragedy on St Valentine’s Day after a noisy smartphone call led to the man being shot in the head with his gun by his wife in his own bedroom. Initially taken to hospital, his wife was charged with attempted murder but now that he has died, police have charged the Thai woman with the murder of her husband.
Valentine’s Day yesterday was day of heartbreaking tragedy for one Thai wife. She killed her husband with his handgun and is now facing a murder charge. Thai police have confirmed that 44 year old Mayura Panichpongsapak has now been charged with murder following the death of her husband in hospital due to a head wound suffered at their home in early hours of St Valentine’s Day in Kalasin province, Thailand.
Successful education executive with PHD killed by Thai wife after romantic night out
The 45 year old Ratthasart Panichpongsapak was a successful executive at a private school. An educated man with a PHD qualification, he has been described today as an educator with vision and personality. The Thai husband and wife were a power couple with a beautiful contemporary designed home. Mrs Panichpongsapak ran her own business selling fermented fish while her husband was on the board of the organisation he worked for.
Phone call on smartphone lead to a tragic chain of events for wife and husband
The incident in which the man was killed began when the atgood looking couple were out to dinner together on Wednesday last the 13th February. Mr Panichpongsapak received a phone call on his mobile phone. His wife told police that she heard a lot of noise at the other end of the line and was disconcerted when her husband declined to answer her inquiries about what the phone call was about.
Wife ordered husband to leave home
The couple returned to their home and a heated argument ensued. At one point, Mayura Panichpongsapak instructed her husband to leave the family home. He began to withdraw his clothes from the wardrobe and pack a bag. After some time, the argument between the man and wife died down. At 4.30 am it erupted again. The Thai wife says that a struggle then ensued between her husband and herself. She explained to police that a handgun was found to be concealed in the clothes which were observed by police when they arrived at the scene. The gun was accidentally discharged and hit the man in the cheek. The bullet was also reported to have penetrated the man under the right chin.
Distressed woman alerted rescue and emergency services to save her husband after the shooting
The stunned wife immediately called the local rescue service for assistance and waited for Thai police to attend the scene. Media reports suggest that police and rescuers found the woman trembling beside her husband’s body. He was removed to hospital where doctors initially said his injuries were worrisome but stable.
Arrested at the scene, Mr Panichpongsapak’s wife was initially charged with the attempted murder of her husband. Thai police released her on bail of ฿500,000. However, when her husband later died in hospital the woman was charged by police with his murder.
Dinner for Valentines Day saw once loving couple back home fighting in their bedroom
The couple had been out on the 13th to enjoy a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day. The call when it came through on Mr Panichpongsapak’s smartphone completely changed the tenor of the evening. Mr Panichpongsapak is reported to be well known in Kalasin as a leading educator in the area. It is reported that he was on the board of a private education establishment where he worked.
The bedroom in the attractive modern house contained a romantic and framed wedding portrait of the couple. When police arrived, they found clothes strewn about on the floor as well as blood and a 9mm handgun, the weapon that caused the injury which unfortunately has now proved fatal.
Thai police granted the victims wife bail as she had initially awaited at the scene of the incident
Thai Police Colonel Thaweesak Raksasin of Somdet police in Kalasin said that the couple had been struggling after the argument erupted. A gun concealed in the pocket of some his clothes accidentally discharged causing the injury. Photos from the scene of the incident show a gun and electrical device of some kind on a wooden floor within the room together with clothes. Immediately after the gunshot went off, the Thai man’s wife called the emergency services to the scene.
The couple has two children, an older boy and younger daughter. Their residence is in the Somdet area of Kalasin. The decision by Thai police to grant the distraught woman bail after the initial charge of attempted murder was based on the fact that the wife of the victim had waited at the scene of killing for police arrive. The woman appeared in state of shock.
The home of Ratthasart Panichpongsapak and his wife Mayura yesterday morning after tragedy struck. They had everything that most people dream of until the early hours of St Valentines Day. An attractive couple, successful careers, a beautiful home and two children, a son and daughter. One phone call changed everything. It led to a row at a romantic Valentine’s Eve night out on Wednesday which culminating at 4.30 am on St Valentines Day in a gun shot. The Thai wife had shot her husband with a 9mm handgun found concealed in clothes in the couple’s bedroom adorned with a farmed wedding portrait. She immediately called emergency services and the Thai police. Initially her husbands’s condition was worrisome but stable and Thai police charged her with attempted murder releasing her on bail. Now she is facing murder charges as her husband is dead, killed at her own hands.
Posted by ThaiExaminer.com on Friday, February 15, 2019