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Cop shoots dead wife, turns gun on himself

A Thai police officer ( right) was believed to have shot his wife (left) who was a teacher before turning the gun  on  himself in front of their seven-year-old daughter in a car in  Sungai Golok  in the southern province  of  Narathiwat, Thailand on Monday. PHOTO: BERNAMA

SUNGAI  GOLOK: A police officer shot dead his wife before  turning the gun  on  himself in front of their seven-year-old daughter in a car in  Sungai Golok  in the southern province  of  Narathiwat  Monday. Sungai  Golok  police chief Col  Prayuth  Ponsanti  said the incident at 5.50 pm (local time) was believed to be caused by family problems.

“The girl, clad in school uniform was found crying in the backseat  of the car,” he told reporters. He said the police officer, identified as Capt  Boonyawat  Trakulprom, 28, was attached to the  Narathiwat  Court while his wife, Nattanan Trakulprom, 30, was a teacher.

Nattanan’s body was found  in the front passenger seat while the remains of her husband  were  found in the driver’s seat, he added.

The girl told the police  her parents were involved in  a heated argument when her father  pulled out  a  pistol and shot dead her mother  before killing himself. Police also found several bullet shells at the scene. – Bernama

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