Former soldier kills his bride, other family members on wedding day
A groom, identified as Chaturong Suksuk, reportedly gunned down his bride and three others on their wedding day. Suksuk, a Thai differently-abled athlete and former soldier, committed the heinous act during the wedding ceremony with Kanchana Pachunthuek in northeast Thailand.
Reports indicated that the 29-year-old groom fatally shot his 44-year-old bride, her 62-year-old mother, and 38-year-old sister before taking his own life. Allegedly intoxicated at the time, Suksuk abruptly left the wedding party and returned with a firearm.
It was revealed that stray bullets also hit two guests at the party, resulting in one fatality and hospitalization of the other. Witnesses at the party shared that the couple had argued before the tragic incident.
While some guests speculated that Suksuk’s insecurity about the age gap between them might have played a role, the police described it as mere speculation.
The police further disclosed that the couple had been working on resolving the age difference issue.
Additionally, Suksuk had lost his right leg during his service with the paramilitary light infantry squad that guards Thailand’s borders.