Police: Mother killed daughter for land

Police: Mother killed daughter for land

The house where the murder of a daughter happened in Bang Khan district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province. Police believe her mother was the murderer. (Photo: Nujaree Raekrun)
The house where the murder of a daughter happened in Bang Khan district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province. Police believe her mother was the murderer. (Photo: Nujaree Raekrun)

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Police say they have enough evidence to prove a mother killed her daughter so she could get her land.

Pol Col Somporn Prisawanit, chief of the Bang Khan station, said on Thursday that police had clear evidence that Prateep Jindawong, 54, used a screwdriver to murder her 29-year-old daughter Chonthira Jindawong in April.

Police had charged her with premeditated murder and the suspect was released on bail of 200,000 baht after her arrest on Tuesday.

Chonthira was killed at their home in Moo 3 village of tambon Ban Lam Nao in Bang Khan district on April 11. The mother told police that a robber broke into the house and had killed her daughter.

Pol Col Somporn said Mrs Prateep had a quarrel with her daughter because she wanted her to sell a 10-rai oil palm plantation that her husband had given their daughter, who did not want to sell it.

The station chief rejected Mrs Prateep's claim her daughter was killed while at home alone, after she and her husband had gone out to tap latex.

The murder happened when the victim was with the mother, and the screwdriver she allegedly used was a household tool, Pol Col Somporn said.

A broken window alleged to be where the robber entered was actually forced opened from the inside of the elevated house. It was three metres above the ground, he said.

Objects close to the window had not been disturbed. If the window had been forced open by an outsider, some of the objects should have been knocked over, Pol Col Somporn said.


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