Kung Plodkaenthong collapses after identifying the personal effects of her late husband at Na Mom police station in Na Mom district of Songkhla province on Sunday. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)
SONGKHLA: A man has admitted he killed his own son and buried the body in a forest, police said.
Police identified the man as Aroon Plodkaenthong, 41.
On May 22, the body of an unidentified man, stuffed in a sack, was found buried in a forest in tambon Na Mom. The body was later identified to be that of Chanchai Plodkaenthong, 21, Mr Aroon's son.
Police learned that Mr Aroon and Chanchai's mother divorced about 20 years ago. After the divorce, Mr Aroon took Chanchai to live in Phatthalung's Pa Bon district where he married another woman.
Chanchai continued living in the same house as his father, his new wife and their new son. Chanchai then married a girl called Ms Kung and they had a son. All six shared the same house.
Ms Kung told police that she had an affair with Mr Aroon, her father-in-law. On April 30, Chanchai and Mr Aroon went out together but Mr Aroon returned home alone and did not say where his son was.
When Chanchai's body was found on May 22, she suspected Mr Aroon had killed his own son after arguing with him over the affair.
Ms Kung's information led police to arrest Mr Aroon at the house on Saturday.
Police said that Mr Aroon admitted he killed Chanchai, but said it was because he was addicted to drugs and had tried to kill him on several occasions. Mr Aroon said nothing about his affair with Ms Kung, his daughter-in-law.
Mr Aroon was initially charged with murder. The investigation was continuing.
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admitted (verb): agreed that something is true, especially when you are unhappy, sorry or surprised about it - ยอมรับ
affair : a sexual relationship between two people - ความสัมพันธ์ทางเพศ
argue : to speak angrily to somebody because you disagree with them; to give reasons why you think that something is right/wrong, true/not true, etc, especially to persuade people that you are right - โต้เถียง, โต้แย้ง, เถียง, อ้างเหตุผล
daughter-in-law : the wife of your son - ลูกสะใภ้
divorce : a legal way of ending a marriage - การหย่า
father-in-law : the father of your husband or wife - พ่อตา,พ่อผัว
forest : an area with trees, animals and plants - ป่า
sack : a large strong bag for storing and carrying things - กระสอบ, ถุงขนาดใหญ่
suspect : to believe that something is true, especially something bad - สงสัย, เป็นที่สงสัยว่า