An evil mother killed her ten-year-old daughter and dumped the body in a canal, police said today.
Supaporn Nontra, 31, and stepfather, Wajaran Tadsawan, 35, admitted subjecting daughter Pornthip Kulananan to weeks of horrific abuse.
One one occasion, the mother battered the girl with a wooden club and her lips hd recently become so swollen she could not eat.
While another time the youngster was beaten with a bamboo cane after she complained of a headache.
The girl died on Friday and the couple wrapped her body in canvas rice bags before weighing it down with concrete blocks and dumping it in a canal in Samut Prakan province, Thailand, last Saturday.
Horrified residents noticed the body the next day and the couple were arrested yesterday after leaving home and preparing to flee.
Police said the mother had confessed to killing the child and both her and the stepfather had been charged with conspiring to murder and concealing a body.
She said she beat the girl because she was stubborn and lied.
Deputy police chief Maj. Chalermkiat Sri Wanna said the pair were yesterday paraded in front of the public and taken to the spot where the body was found.
He said: ”Police have detained Mr. Wajaran And Miss Supaporn.
”The two accused were arrested after a joint investigation. An arrest warrant No. 616 and 617 was issued by Samut Prakan Provincial Court on charges of intentionally killing another, and together covertly moved or destroyed to conceal the death or cause of death.
‘’Police found the body of a girl in water rising within the feeder canal. Forensics will now establish how the girl died.
‘’The mother and stepfather confessed to together bringing the body to a canal near their rented home.’’
The stepfather claims he returned home from work and found the girl already dead before they covered the body with a blanket and went shopping.
Police said the stepfather admitted he had also beaten the girl but denied sexually assaulting the youngster.
Tests were now being carried out on the body to see if she had been interfered with.
The pair have been remanded in custody while police continuing investigating.