A 41-year-old man identified as Joi has been arrested in Phatthalung, Thailand for inflicting serious injuries on his 13-year-old daughter. The incident happened after argument ensued between Joi and his daughter over the amount of time she was spending on Facebook and other social media platforms.
The suspect slit her throat and then locked her in a rented house in Phetchaburi’s Muang district.
According to Komchadluek, Joi was arrested at a checkpoint in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Thap Sakae district while trying to flee with his youngest daughter.
When questioned, Joi told police he attacked the girl out of rage after they argued about her spending too much time on Facebook and online.
However, Joi’s 44-year-old wife said her husband did not like the girl spending a lot of time on social media for fear it would impact negatively on her school work.
She, however, denied the allegation that the attack was as a result of sexual abuse. She added that her husband was naturally violent and had hit the girl before over her social med ia usage.
She also revealed that Joi had before now threatened to kill all the family members as he was jealous and paranoid that she would return to her former lover.
She said her daughter is recovering in hospital under close medical supervision.
Police said the husband had earlier been declared wanted under a court-issued arrest warrant in relation to a murder case in Trang’s Muang district on August 14, 2007.
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