A man who allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife in front of her mother, attempted to commit suicide in a police cell in Lampang province on Sunday night, police said.

 

Police said Thavorn Inmamueang, 31, tore his trousers and was preparing to use the pieces to hang himself inside a detention cell of the Ngao Police Station. However, a policeman prevented Thavorn from committing suicide.

Thavorn was arrested on Sunday night after shooting his 39-year-old wife, Patimanan Ruennoi, in front of her mother, at her house at about 8.30pm. She died instantly from a bullet wound to the chest.

Amporn Ruennoi, Patimanan’s mother, said Thavorn and Patimanan broke up about a year ago because he had a bad temper and accused his wife of having affairs.

According to her, the couple had lived together for many years and had two children together.