Short Bytes: A Thai man reportedly killed his 11-month-old daughter live on Facebook, before committing suicide in a deserted hotel. The footage, which was posted in 2 videos, remained accessible on his Facebook profile for about 24 hours. The video was also uploaded by someone on YouTube, which was later taken down by Google.A 20-year-old man killed his infant daughter in an abandoned hotel in Thailand and broadcasted the incident live on Facebook. This horrifying act, which was posted in two videos of four minutes, was accessible on man’s Facebook account for about 24 hours.
The videos were posted at 16:50 (09:50 GMT) and 16:57 on Monday. While the first video had drawn 112,000 views, the second video showed 258,000 views.
The footage showed Wuttisan Wongtalay tying a rope to his daughter Natalie’s neck and dropping her from the rooftop of the deserted building. The incident took place in the seaside town of Phuket.
Jullaus Suvannin, the police officer in charge of the case, said that Wuttisan was having paranoia about “his wife leaving him and not loving him.”
His wife, Jiranuch Triratana, told that she had lived with him for more than a year. But, he grew violent with time. When she found that he had left home with Natalie, she feared something was wrong.
In an email sent to Reuters, a Singapore-based Facebook spokesperson called the incident appalling. “There is absolutely no place for content of this kind on Facebook and it has now been removed,” the spokesperson added.
The video was taken down from Facebook around 5 PM in Bangkok on Tuesday. The video was also shared on YouTube, but Google removed it after BBC reported about the same to the officials.
This latest horror comes a fortnight after a US man posted a video of killing on Facebook and bragged about the same on Facebook Live. At that time, Facebook said it was “constantly exploring ways that new technologies can help us make sure Facebook is a safe environment.”
After facing the backlash, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said that the company would take all possible measures to tackle such problems.
On the other hand, Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy has said that they will not be able to press charges against Facebook as the company acted according to their protocol when the video removal request was sent.
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