KANCHANABURI – A man arrested for murdering his wife claimed he did so because she took his money to purchase liquor after they had promised each other to abstain from alcohol, police said on Sunday.
Pol Lt Songkram Sithisorn, an investigator of Tha Muang station, said authorities responded to a distress call and found Boonma Srihabhut, 51, dead in an apartment in tambon Wang Sala of Tha Muang district.
Amidst glass shards in the room, police found Mekhin Kokkaew, 39, the victim’s husband who was crying.
Mr Mekhin told police he and the victim were married and had been living together in the apartment.
He said the two had an argument that stemmed from the deceased stealing money to buy liquor after they had promised each other to abstain from alcohol.
In a fit of rage, he struck her twice on the head with a bottle.
Mr Mekhin was taken into custody at Tha Muang police station.