Man admits to killing own mother in Narathiwat

Man admits to killing own mother in Narathiwat

Mahama Buraheng, centre, after being arrested with a knife at a checkpoint in Narathiwat's Bacho district on Monday night. He admitted to killing his own mother, police said. (Photo: Waedao Harai)
Mahama Buraheng, centre, after being arrested with a knife at a checkpoint in Narathiwat's Bacho district on Monday night. He admitted to killing his own mother, police said. (Photo: Waedao Harai)

NARATHIWAT: A man has confessed to killing his own mother, saying he did so while high on drugs, Rangae police chief Pol Col Piyapat Thongpanlertkul said.

He identified the man as Mahama Buraheng, 36, who was intercepted at a checkpoint on Phetkasem highway near Moo 5 village in tambon Bare Nua, Bacho district, late on Monday night while fleeing on a motorcycle. He was detained with a knife in possession.

Pol Col Piyapat said the arrest came after police were alerted at about 10pm that a woman had been killed in house No 73 at Moo 2 village in tambon Marubo Tok, Rangae district.

Police rushed to the house and found a woman, Adire Hayidure, 78, lying dead in a pool of blood in the house with a deep cut to her throat. The body was sent to Rangae Hospital for an autopsy.

Witnesses said the woman had been killed by her own son, Mahama, who fled on a motorcycle.

Checkpoints on adjacent roads were immediately alerted to intercept the man. He was subsequently arrested at a checkpoint on Phetkasem highway in Bacho district.

In initial questioning, Mr Mahama admitted to killing his mother, police said.

According to Pol Col Piyapat, Mahama said that at the time of the crime he was high on drugs. When he saw his mother, he thought she was somebody else who was approaching to attack him, prompting him to slash her throat with the knife and killing her instantly.

Mr Mahama was charged with murder.

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