Less than a week after a Phuket man broadcast himself hanging his 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, another Thai man live-streamed himself, threatening to hang his five-year-old girl on the popular social media site.
Local police surprisingly let the father, Wichai Kwanprom, off the hook without pressing charges against him, after he threatened to kill his daughter and put a rope around her neck on Facebook Live on Friday.
The age of the father was not reported.
The video was filmed at their home in Phetchabun province. The father said in the video: “This rope will send me and my daughter to a better place,” before he wrapped the small string around the girl’s neck.
As his daughter started crying, he let her go and ended the livestream.
Pol. Lt. Col. Kritsanapong Patsit, deputy commander of Wangpong Police, said Wichai was questioned, had his “attitude adjusted,” and released.
According to police, Wichai said he did not intend to hurt his daughter or himself, but only wanted to get his wife’s attention.
The girl is now in the care of his older sister, Sanook reported.
Wichai said that he works in Bangkok and sends his money back to his wife and daughter. He had suspected her of cheating, and last week, he came home to find his daughter abandoned at their home and his wife allegedly having left to be with another man.
Wichai said that after the incident, he has received support from his relatives. He apologized to the public and promised to fight for his daughter and not repeat his actions.
Meanwhile, the family of Beta, the 11-month-old baby who was killed by her father, mourned her death at the burial in Phuket on Saturday.