PHETCHABUN police are hunting for a man who accidently killed his mother after she stepped in to stop him from firing his shotgun at his brother during a fierce quarrel and then fled up a hilly forest behind the village, Matichon newspaper said today (Oct. 23).
Pol. Col. Peeraphet Uboljit, superintendent of Na Chaliang police station, said police teams had blocked all escape routes from the forest since last night to prevent Mr. Phromphithak Kaewngao, 37, who is armed with a shotgun and a certain amount of bullets from slipping away.
Drones too are being used to search the area and pressure the suspect to surrender today with the police team beefed up.
Pol. Col. Peeraphet said the two brothers had a bitter quarrel over a family business during which Phromphithak, who is the younger brother, got so angry he picked up his shotgun and fired at his brother. However their mother had intervened and the bullet hit her instead.
Mr. Chittaphon Thamyot, the headman of a village in Na Chaliang subdistrict, Nong Phai district, said he had alerted the villagers to beware of the armed man and they were all quite frightened by what had happened.
The exterior of the house where the suspect killed his mother last night with a bullet casing also found at the crime scene. Photos: Matichon
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