Elderly couple attacked by son

CHON BURI – An elderly couple has filed a complaint to the police against their son, accusing him of assault and asking police to have him admitted to a psychiatric hospital, reports said.

Police on Tuesday received reports of a man attacking his parents and destroying their possessions in their living quarters in Bamrungsit Suksa School in Sattahip district of Chon Buri.

When they arrived at the scene police found the majority of the students had gathered near the teachers’ living quarters watching Natthapol Khaochamhan, 39, destroying his parents’ possessions and yelling insults at them.

The victims, retired teachers Saguan 72, and his wife Tuenchai, 74,  were still in shock when escorted to the police station to make a statement, police said.

The couple told police that the violence began after their son’s application to join the police force was rejected.

He was admitted to hospital for treatment for depression, but when discharged began showing symptoms of aggression and on several occasions, had destroyed their possessions and attacked them.

They said sometimes their son carried a knife in his hand and roamed around their living quarters, shouting abuse at them and their neighbours.

Finally, they could not take it anymore and called the police in to arrest him. They hoped he would be  sent to a hospital for treatment.

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