A mother and a step-father of a ten-year-old girl, who was found dead in a canal, have been arrested for her murder.
The couple have confessed to beating the child to death before dumping her body in a canal, where she was found.
Ms. Supaporn Montra, 31, and Mr. Wajaran Thadsawan, 35, were formally charged with the girl’s murder and concealing her body.
The pair also admitted to regularly beating the girl, when she stayed with them in Bang Sao Thong area of Samut Prakan. She lived in Roi Et but came to stay with them during school holidays.
The pair claimed they arrived home last Saturday and found Pornthip dead. They wrapped her in a quilt, placed her in a fertiliser bag and dumped her in the canal. They then decided to flee to Saraburi, where police caught up with them.
The woman informed police that she hit her daughter because she was disobedient and prone to telling lies. She insisted she did not intend to kill the child.
Police are awaiting for the results of an autopsy to determine she was sexually assaulted before she was killed.
Pornthip usually lived in Roi Et with her younger sister Sukanya, only staying with her parents during school breaks.
Source : Thephuketnews
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