A Myanmar man is in police custody in Tak after allegedly slashing the throat of his six-year-old son.
The divorced man was a single parent. Residents of Mae Sot district seized Moung Pu, 52, and handed him over to police at 8am Wednesday when he was seen sitting in front of a learning centre on Mae Sot-Phra That Phadaeng Road, the boy's blood-soaked body on the sidewalk next to him.
Police followed the trail of blood 300 metres to the man's house.
Moung Pu's mother-in-law Maina, 60, told police he'd been divorced for more than a year and was taking care of his son alone. His ex-wife was working in Bangkok.