Bangkok — Police in Thailand have arrested a man for the murder of both his father and mother, whose bodies were found inside a house in Bangkok on Thursday.
The man, whose name is Karnpisit, age 26, allegedly shot both parents and hid their bodies in a house before fleeing the scene in Kampaeng Phet’s Muang district.
Police found the body of the father, age 60, in a storage room and the mother’s, age 55, under a bed. Both had been shot dead.
A police spokesman said the condition of the mother’s body indicated she had been severely beaten.
The names of the parents have not been released.
The suspect was arrested at a house in Don Muang district. Police seized a pistol, ammunition, and a black sedan as evidence.
Mr. Kaarnpisit confessed that he had murdered his parents, saying they had scolded him often and that his father had once put a gun to his head, according to the police inspector handling the case, the Bangkok Post reported.
The accused killer’s younger brother, 21, reportedly said the suspect has suffered mental problems following head injuries in a car accident.
Police have charged Mr. Karnpisit with the murder of his parents and illegal possession of firearms.