Father hangs himself and his 11-month-old daughter and broadcasts their deaths on Facebook after arguing with his girlfriend
A father broadcast himself hanging himself and his 11-month-old daughter on Facebook after accusing his girlfriend of cheating on him.
Wuttisan Wongtalay had earlier threatened to kill girlfriend Jiranuch Trirat, and she fled their home, leaving their daughter with him.
The horrified mother later saw the four minute clip of their deaths on the social network and called police.
Killer: Wuttisan Wongtalay (left), hanged himself and daughter Beta (pictured with mother Jiranuch Trirat, right). He is pictured holding a young relative who was not involved in the case Evil: The father, pictured with his daughter in February, carried out the murder-suicide in a jealous rage
Wongtalay, 20, killed daughter Beta in an abandoned Peninsula Hotel building in Phuket, Thailand before committing suicide. Police later found the father and daughter hanging.
Ms Trirat, 21, told the Phuket News: ‘At 3am yesterday he checked my phone and threatened to kill me.
‘I was very afraid and ran away from the house and left Beta with him.
Horrific: Wongtalay killed himself and his daughter after a row with girlfriend Jiranuch Trirat Heartbreaking: Police were called, but did not arrive in time to save the father and daughter
‘I returned home late in the afternoon and they were not there. I called him to bring Beta back to the house, but I could not get in touch with him. That’s when I saw the video clip and called the police.’
She said he had checked her phone at 3am and he accused her of having an affair before flying into a jealous rage.
Lt Col Sanit Nookhong, from the Thai Royal Police, said the murder suicide was ‘an act of jealously’.
He said: ‘We had an emergency call from Ms. Trirat and launched a search. We found the bodies of the father and daughter.
‘We then checked the video of the man. He had done it before we arrived so there was no way for us to reach them.
‘The man had an argument with his girlfriend. He was jealous and thought that she had other boyfriends.
‘The video was posted at 5.45pm and we had the call at 6.30pm.’
A Facebook spokesman said: ‘This is an appalling incident and our hearts go out to the family of the victim.’
She continued: ‘There is absolutely no place for content of this kind on Facebook and it has now been removed.’
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