Salon owner surrendered to Pathum Thani police after allegedly stabbing couple to death over bad haircut quarrel

Pathum Thani –

A salon owner, 50, has turned himself in to Pak Khlong Rangsit District Police Station after reportedly stabbing an extra actress and her husband to death at a salon located in Tesco Lotus Department Store in Pathum Thani on Saturday, August 20th.

Local police arrived at the department store after being alerted to the attack on Saturday. There, two bodies of the Thai couple were found – whose names were revealed as Nok,41, and Pop, 40.

According to local witnesses, the couple came to get their hair done at the salon but the hairdresser could not make the hairstyle as they needed. So, both parties agreed to revisit later for the correction but the couple was still not satisfied with the hairstyle. Therefore, they came back again on Saturday with their 8-year-old daughter to negotiate with the shop owner.

However, the negotiation reportedly turned into a quarrel as the customers allegedly claimed that they would sue the shop. The owner, who was later identified as Lek, reportedly grabbed a knife and stabbed the woman before turning to attack her husband. Both of them immediately fell to the ground before the alleged attacker ran off with a knife and escaped through the front door.

Later on the same day, Lek surrendered himself to the police and told the officials that the deceased came to get her hair done at the salon but there was a little problem, which he was not yet ready to provide more information at the moment. He also brought the weapon to the police station.

Initially, he was charged with murder and carrying a weapon in the public. He was under police custody for further legal proceedings.

Photo Courtesy: Sanook

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.