Thailand

Jealous husband kicks wife unconscious (Graphic content)

<p><span style="font-size: 16px;">A video of a middle-aged man kicking his wife unconscious then stomping her in a fit of jealousy on a pavement in Samut Prakan's Phra Pradaeng district has sparked outrage on social media.</span></p>

The 45-second clip shows the couple in a heated quarrel on a roadside. The man is seen using his right leg to kick the woman, who falls unconscious to the ground, in full view of passers-by.

The man then continues his violent attack, using his right foot to stamp on her face three times. He grabs her by the collar and throws her body to the ground.

The video clip spread rapidly online, drawing heated criticism.

The victim, identified later as Nongluck Churat, 41, sustained face and head injuries and was admitted to Vibharam Chaiprakan Hospital’s intensive care unit in Samut Prakan, said Pol Lt Bunrit Chernchue, a duty officer at Samrong Tai police station. He said the assault was reported about 5pm on Wednesday.

Ms Nongluck told police that she was assaulted by her husband Wut Sompakdi, 45. The couple had been to a restaurant on Bangya Preak Road, where they had a few drinks. They later had a heated argument. Her husband started the attack by pushing her to the ground and then kicking her on the chin, knocking her unconscious, Ms Nongluck said.

Police found Mr Wut at his house in Samut Prakan's Phra Pradaeng district. He was drunk, police said.

Mr Wut confessed to having assaulted his wife, according to police. He said they went out for a few drinks at a roadside restaurant and later quarrelled as he suspected his wife might have a lover.  He became angry, pushed her to the ground and kicked her several times. He then returned home, leaving her behind.

Police charged the husband with physical assault, causing injury. He was held in custody for legal action.


Video credit: Facebook user Poramet 

Published: 5 Nov 2015