A man in Thailand, 20-year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay, who had a fight with his wife took their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then hanged himself, police said Tuesday.
Police Col. Jirasak Siemsak said officers were alerted to the crime by those who watched the video and that they responded immediately by going to the location in the video.
Unfortunately, when they got there, they found the bodies of Wongtalay and the baby in an abandoned hotel in Phuket province.
“He felt neglected by his wife because they had been fighting so he took his 11-month-old daughter to the site of the crime which is the abandoned hotel,” Jirasak said. “Then we found the bodies hanging off the hotel.”
Another officer described the horrifying video, saying:
“You can hear the girl crying and finally the crying stops. Then he pulls her up onto the roof top and unties the rope from her neck.”
The man made the broadcast Monday evening, but the video was taken down by Facebook. The vieo was no longer accessible by late Tuesday afternoon.
“The mother of the child was crying and was very sad,” Jirasak said. “I am also very sad. It is a personal dispute and they were still very young.”
The chief investigator in the Phuket case, Lt. Jula-at Suwannin, said police haven’t questioned Wuttisan’s 20-year-old widow because they are giving her time to grieve for the loss of her baby.