Jealous Thai man claims he set fire to his wife by accident – mummy backs him up
A Thai man from Phitsanuloke in Thailand’s north has given himself up to face charges of attempted murder.
His wife – and mother of their three children – is in ICU after he set fire to her body and face.
He claims it was an accident during a jealous argument over a present from another man and his mother has backed him up.
Watchara “Boy” Kluinak, 33, gave himself up after an arrest warrant was issued following the incident in Muang district.
An argument broke out in front of their house after “Boy” was angry that his wife Aritsa “Naen” Panprasert, 27, was wearing a shirt given to her by another man.
Boy said that he grabbed a bottle of gasoline and lit a cigarette lighter to merely threaten his wife.
But there was a kerfuffle and as the bottle was grabbed the gasoline spilt onto his left hand that was holding the lighter and the right that was holding the bottle.
He was burned on both hands.
At the same time the gasoline splashed on his wife who went up in flames from her body to her head, he said.
Thai Rath reporters located his mother Chawala who was adamant that claims on social media that her son had set fire to his wife were nonsense.
A plea for help had earlier been posted online by a friend of Naen called Satijaree Insakorn.
Chawala backed up her son’s version of events to the letter.
He is now in custody facing attempted murder charges.
Source: Thai Rath