Son-in-law Dead After Being Shot With a Shotgun Following Argument in Mae Teng

 | Mon 4 Apr 2016 05:05 ICT

CityNews – At 6am this morning in Mae Taeng, April 4, a heated argument between a man and his son-in-law left the son-in-law dead after the father-in-law shot him twice with a shotgun.

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Police were called to the scene where they found 59-year-old Srimueng Keankow standing over his son-in-law, 31-year-old Santipong Rikha who was already dead from a fatal shotgun wound.

Santipong was a Sergeant Major 3rd class in the Royal Thai Army.

According to the father-in-law who was immediately arrested, Santipong had married his daughter and had two sons with her before he was stationed in the South of Thailand. When he returned, Santipong and the daughter split up. On the day of the murder, Santipong had come to Srimueng’s home asking after his two sons. He wanted to take them away, but when he realised his sons were not there, a heated argument broke out.

Santipong drew his .38 handgun to threaten Srimueng, so Srimueng took out his shotgun and shot Santipong in the arm. After being shot, he tried to run away but Srimueng chased after him and shot him again, fatally.

Police have arrested Srimueng on murder charges and will prosecute him immediately.