Man who livestreams girlfriend’s assault slapped with four charges

A 25-year-old man who allegedly beat up his girlfriend and broadcasted the act live on Facebook yesterday (April 22) has been initially pressed with four charges, ranging from assault, drug abuse to computer crime.

Chaichana Sirichart was arrested at a condominium in Bangkok’s Bung Kum district last night shortly after video clips of him allegedly beating and threatening to kill a woman went viral on Facebook.

Royal Thai Police deputy spokesman Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen said the victim’s sister and Facebook users alerted the police after seeing the livestreamings on the social media.

Police and rescuers managed to talk the man to allow them inside the room and rescued the woman who sustained serious injuries.

Deputy police chief Pol Gen Wirachai Songmetta went to Bung Kum police station to interrogate the suspect, who told the police that he beat up his girlfriend with a broom and a facial massager after learning that she was cheating on him.

Mr Chaichana also tested positive for methamphetamine.

Pol Col Krissana said the man was initially charged with physical and mentally assault, detention, drug abuse, and violations of Computer Crime Act.

The man allegedly confessed to all charges, Pol Col Krissana said.