A Som Tam seller has given himself up to police in Udon Thani after he was caught on video stabbing his wife’s rival in a fight in a street in the village of Ban Dong Yuat.
In the fight Suphatra Ooiha, 19, was getting the better of Praew when the latter’s husband joined the affray wielding a knife used to slice up papaya.
One swift blow to the left ribs punctured the young woman’s lung. Medics soon at the scene took her to Soon Udon Thani hospital where she died.
Monkhol Sewtawong, 25, fled the scene of the attack on Sunday but gave himself up to police on Monday.
He was taken on a brief reenactment to the scene of the murder amid fears of a lynching from Suphatra’s relatives.
He has admitted killing his wife’s rival saying they had had a disagreement over a long period. He couldn’t stand by when his wife was losing the fight, he said.
He went with his wife to the area to sell som tam at the Bun Bang Fai (rocket festival) parade in the town. The fight broke out when the parade was over.