A 25-year-old man was taken into custody on Sunday night after he streamed himself torturing and threatening to kill his girlfriend on Facebook Live.
Officers from Bung Kum police station and rescue workers descended upon a condominium in the Nawamin area of north Bangkok where Chaichana Sirichart was holding his girlfriend of four months hostage in his room following the live broadcast just before 6pm.
After a lengthy stand-off, a medic was first allowed into the room to treat Miss Kuldara Yeesaman who had suffered horrific injuries at the hands of her crazed boyfriend with many believing he’d cut off several fingers during his violent attack that was watched by hundreds of thousands of viewers on the social media site.
Eventually negotiators talked Chaichana into surrendering and he unlocked the door, allowing Miss Kuldara to be taken to hospital for urgent treatment.
At the time of publishing her condition was unknown but she had severe bruising and cuts to her head, face and body with several media outlets reporting she’d also suffered several broken bones.
Chaichana claimed his girlfriend had not only been cheating on him but stolen millions from his Forex trading business while he was in hospital recovering from an accident.
Later reports on Sunday night dismissed those claims stating he ran Forex trading classes in which he failed to provide lessons to those that had paid him 15,000 baht for.
It’s suggested debts started mounting as his business was a scam leading him to dabble more and more in drugs as his stress levels went sky high trying to figure a way out of the hole he’d gotten himself into.
His downward spiral culminated in his attack on Sunday evening that will surely see him handed a lengthy stretch behind bars.
Chaichana was arrested and taken to Bung Kum police station for questioning.
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