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Angry wife shoots husband at polling station


AMIDST the bustle of the general election taking place today (May 14) a shooting took place at a Samut Prakan polling station with an angry woman firing three shots at her husband who had come to vote with his mistress and then stabbing him too, Naewna newspaper quoted Muang Prakan News v2 Facebook page as saying this afternoon.

The unidentified woman barged into Wat Dan polling station as soon as her husband drove in to vote with his mistress in a pick-up truck. She jumped on the rear of the vehicle and fired three consecutive shots.

When her husband came out of the vehicle she also repeatedly stabbed him.

Meanwhile the mistress quickly hopped on a motorcycle taxi and fled.

Nationwide there were a few incidents of ballot papers being torn with one occurring in Songkhla’s polling station number 33 in constituency 9, Kuan Lang subdistrict, Hat Yai district.

An elderly 76-year-old woman tore up the green party-list ballot paper lengthwise and was then detained and interrogated at Hat Yai police station.

She said she misunderstood that there was one ballot paper like the previous election and with the purple ballot paper to vote for a constituency-based MP being beneath the green one, she tore the one on top into two then went to ask election officials about the details. She added that she has a vision problem and did not intend to tear it up.

Police said despite the elderly woman’s action being unintentional she still violated the election law and will be prosecuted.

Meanwhile at Buriram’s polling station number 10  in constituency 7, Huai Hin subdistrict, Nong Hong district, Mr Suphot (assumed name), 50, came to vote but after getting the two ballot papers and going to the booth to mark them he tore them both up and ran out but was immediately arrested and taken to Nong Hong police station.

He told police that he had marked the wrong candidate and party so tore up the ballot papers and came out of the booth to ask for new ones. However he was quickly arrested by the police and now faces legal action.


Top and Front Page: A bullet hole in the rear windshield of a pick-up truck caused by an angry woman firing at her husband.

Insert: Torn ballot papers. Photos: Naewna

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