Father arrested for stabbing allegedly abusive son
A 64-year-old father was detained by police after he stabbed and severely injured his son at his home in Samut Prakan’s Muang district late on Monday night.
The father, Sawang Sonsri, told police that he had stabbed his son, Montree Sonsri, 35, in defence of his wife, Montree’s mother.
Sawang said Montree, who is unemployed, was often drunk and would beat up his parents although he depended on them for money.
He said his son was drunk Monday night and he accidentally knocked his computer over and then blamed his parents.
Montree tried to strike his mother but Sawang blocked the blow, he said, adding that when his son tried to hit her again, Sawang grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed him once in the abdomen.
Sawang said he had then called a rescue foundation to bring Montree to hospital and waited for police at the scene. He said he did not intend to harm his son but had acted instinctually to defend his wife.
Police said they had not yet interrogated Montree and would decide whether charges will be brought against the father.