Father stabbed by drug-crazed son

Father stabbed by drug-crazed son

Prachak Theprak is taken on a gurney for treatment at Tha Sala Hospital in Nakhon Si Thammarat after being stabbed repeatedly by his drug-addict son. (Photo: Nujaree Raekrun)
Prachak Theprak is taken on a gurney for treatment at Tha Sala Hospital in Nakhon Si Thammarat after being stabbed repeatedly by his drug-addict son. (Photo: Nujaree Raekrun)

Nakhon Si Thammarat: A 53-year-old man was stabbed repeatedly in the chest while trying to calm down his violent, drug-addled son on Wednesday, police said.

Prachak Theprak, 53, a member of the Tha Khuen tambon administration organisation, was stabbed nine times with a knife by his son Kathawut, 25,  Pol Col Anan Rikchan, the Tha Sala police chief, said .

The attack occurred at their home in Moo 12 village in tambon Tha Khuen of Tha Sala district.

Mr Kathawut had been in a frenzy. Mr Prachak tried to calm his son down and was attacked. Mr Kathawut fled when neighbours drawn by the noise arrived to break them up.

Mr Prachak was seriously injured and was rushed to Tha Sala Hospital.

Neighbours told police Mr Prachak had earlier sent his son to a drug treatment centre, where Mr Kathawut frequently went wild and sometimes had to be tied up.

Mr Prachak was saddened every time he went to the centre and saw his son in torment. He decided to bring him back home on Tuesday.

He was stabbed the following day.

Mr Kathawut was arrested shortly afterward, taken to the police station for questioning and initially charged with attempted murder.


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