Man Throws Grenade at Woman 'For Dumping Him'

Damage from a grenade blast in Prachuap Kiri Khan, 10 May 2014.

PRACHUAP KIRI KHAN — A man reportedly hurled a grenade at his ex-girlfriend out of jealousy in Prachuap Kiri Khan today.

The victim, a 27 year old woman who gave her name as Kamolthip, was struck in the head by shrapnel from the blast. 

Her mother, who identified herself as Cha-on, 62, said the explosion occurred inside garage where Ms. Kamolthip was sitting with her current boyfriend. When Ms. Cha-on rushed to the scene, she found Ms. Kamolthip writhing with pain because of large wounds on her head. The garage ceiling was also damaged by the blast. 

Ms. Kamolthip was promptly sent to hospital, where she continues to receive treatment for her head injuries. 

According to Ms. Cha-on, Ms. Kamolthip broke up with a man she had been dating in Prachap Kiri Khan when she moved to Bangkok for her studies. Ms. Kamolthip has recently returned home after finishing her studies, and began a new relationship, Ms. Cha-on said.

Ms. Cha-on believes her ex-boyfriend may have been enraged to see Ms. Kamolthip dating another man, and decided to throw a grenade at them out of jealousy. 

Police say they are investigating the incident.

 

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