Police Senior Sargent Major claims he accidentally shot and killed girlfriend

 | Tue 5 Nov 2019 12:07 ICT

CityNews – in the early morning of 4th October 2019, superintendent of Chang Phueak police station received a report of a woman who had been shot in a Toyota Vigo near Tambon Patan, Mueang District, Chiang Mai.  Later, a rescue team and emergency doctors tried their best at Maharaj Nakhorn Chiang Mai to save her life, but the victim couldn’t withstand the severe wound and subsequently died.  The victim’s name is Aphasara Manthalay, 19 years old.  She was shot in the head by Pol. Sen. Sgt. Maj. Khongsak Kong-ngern, a commander in narcotics suppression of Chiang Mai city.  He was later under arrest and interrogated at Chang Phueak police station.

From the questioning,  Pol. Sen. Sgt. Maj. Khongsak revealed that he and his girlfriend had had an argument inside the car over his jealously and anger. The two began to fight and he brought the gun out to threaten her. The two were grappling with the gun when it accidentally went off, shooting her in the head. 

Pol. Sen. Sgt. Maj. Kongsak had once been hailed a hero who helped save someone who had fainted in the rain, receiving a certificate of honour from his superintendent and a promotion in 2017.  

Police say that they will proceed with this case according to rules of law.