Monday, August 17, 2009

Mother Stabs Baby with a Fruit Knife

Photo Courtesy of Khaosod News

SURAT THANI (Samui Island) – Why is it always with a fruit knife? At 3.30 p.m. Lieutenant Colonel Phongkajon Suksang was informed by Samui International Hospital that a new born baby had been stabbed to death. However, the hospital was not the scene of the crime.

Police officers arrived at the mother’s workplace where she had given birth to the child in her employee apartment. She was found on the ground and was immediately sent to Samui Hospital. The baby was male and healthy but had been stabbed repeatedly in the chest and stomach with a fruit knife shortly after birth.

The mother’s name is Miss Narinrat Pinitmonthri, 20-years-old, from Udonthani. She is an employee of Long Beach Lodge Hotel. As she gave birth to her child on the toilet floor, she reached for a fruit knife and stabbed her baby to death. She then yelled for help next door, at which point staff members called for an ambulance; the hospital in turn informed police of the suspicious circumstances.

Forensics attending her apartment discovered a pool of blood on the bathroom and bedroom floors. They also found the murder weapon: a yellow-handled fruit knife with a blade measuring at 22 centimeters. The knife was etched in blood and had been placed on one of the bedside tables after the killing.

According to a friend of the young mother, Narinrat had been extremely upset that her boyfriend showed no interest in her or the baby – in her early stages of pregnancy, he had never been around.

On the day of the incident, Narinrat suddenly felt that the baby coming - and her boyfriend was not there to take her to the hospital. Narinrat had no choice but to birth to the child in her bathroom. Full of anger and disappointment towards her boyfriend, she grabbed a fruit knife and stabbed the child to death.

Authorities are keeping a close eye on her recovery in hospital as they wait to charge her with murder.

Courtesy of Khaosod News

Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet

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