A distressing incident unfolded in Na Jomtien, Chonburi province, yesterday as a 51-year-old single mother faced the brunt of her 28-year-old son’s drug-induced aggression.
The son, identified as Mr. Ratchaphon (surname withheld), who was recently released from prison after a two-month stint, allegedly displayed violent behaviors towards his mother, verbally abusing and physically assaulting her. The incident, which was reported to Na Jomtien police today, November 13th, was witnessed by several bystanders as the police officers tried to pacify the aggressive son.
Ms. Kwanchanok, the mother whose full name was withheld to protect her privacy, stated to police that she was bringing lunch to Mr. Ratchaphon when he suddenly began insulting her and damaging items in her house.
The single mother further recounted that her son’s unpredictable outburst may be fueled by his drug addiction that had persisted for a long time. Despite her attempts to encourage him to seek rehabilitation, the son continued his destructive behavior, which ultimately escalated to the point of physically harming his own mother.
Concerned neighbors alerted local authorities after hearing a commotion in Ms. Kwanchanok’s house located in the Sattahip district. Police officers, equipped with riot control tools, eventually succeeded in capturing Mr. Ratchaphon, who was described by police as being highly uncooperative and violent. The mother, meanwhile, sustained injuries to her left arm inflicted by her son.
Authorities are now conducting a thorough inquiry into the incident. They revealed that they are filing charges related to drug abuse, assault, and potential property damage against Mr. Ratchaphon. They will also consider having the man undergo rehabilitation.