The wife of a border patrol policeman was shot dead in Pattani's Mayo district while returning home from a market on Sunday morning.
Pol Col Kong-ath Suwankham, the Mayo police chief, said the incident took place at about 11am.
While Nipa Promphet, 52, was returning on a motorcycle to her home in tambon Talokapo in Yaring district she was followed by a group of men in a car on Narathiwat-Pattani road. One of the men shot her in the head with a pistol. When she fell to the ground, the man fired another shot into her body, killing her on the spot, before fleeing.
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