Hammer-wielding wife beater arrested

A 38-year-old man has been arrested in Bangkok on charges of assaulting his wife with a hammer, an iron and a diamond cutter on Jan 4.

Pol Col Komsan Tangchui, superintendent of Lat Krabang police station in Bangkok, said the suspect was Chatchai Sappakong, from Kanchanaburi province. He was arrested at an apartment unit in the Sathon area. The name of his wife, who worked in a hotel, was withheld.

Mr Chatchai told police his wife had left him and their daughter on their own for about amonth.

He called his wife from their Lat Krabang home asking her to return and help take care of their daughter. When his wife returned, they had a heated argument.

The suspect said he started attacking his wife because he was so angry that she had left them on their own for so long.

The husband confessed that he used a hammer to pound his wife's head and body several times, pressed an iron to her face and poked a diamond cutter into one of her eyes.

Chatchai said he went into hiding because he thought his wife was dead.

However, the woman was only seriously injured. She sought help and was able to help police identify her husband.

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