Couple found dead in car

Couple found dead in car

A rescuer peers into the car in which an estranged couple were found dead on a roadside in tambon Khok Kruat of Muang district, Nakhon Ratchasima, early on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)
A rescuer peers into the car in which an estranged couple were found dead on a roadside in tambon Khok Kruat of Muang district, Nakhon Ratchasima, early on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)

A man and his former wife were found dead, each with a single gunshot wound, in a car in Nakhon Ratchasima early on Tuesday, police said.

The bodies were found by a passer-by who reported it to police about 2.30am.


Police found a man, 35, dead in the driver's seat holding a 9mm pistol in his right hand. He had a gunshot wound in his right temple. In the left front seat was a woman, 35, who also had a gunshot wound to the right temple.

The couple were husband and wife, with a child. The man was a construction contractor and she was a factory worker. The two split up about four months ago when the man took up with another woman.

On Monday afternoon, the man drove to the factory where his wife worked. When she came out he forced her at a gunpoint into the car and drove off. Her colleagues reported the incident to police.

The couple were later found dead in the car, about 20 kilometres from the factory.

Vocabulary

  • colleagues (noun): people who work in the same organisation, department or field as you do - เพื่อนร่วมงาน
  • contractor: a person or company whose job is to do work for another person, organisation, company, etc. - ผู้รับเหมา
  • force (noun): making someone do something that they don't want to do - การบังคับ
  • passer-by: one who passes by, one who walks past - คนผ่านไปมา
  • pistol: a small gun that you hold in one hand - ปืนพก,ปืนสั้น
  • temple (n): each of the flat parts at the sides of the head, at the same level as the eyes and higher -
  • wound: an injury in which your skin or flesh is damaged - บาดแผล
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