Man Kills His 11 Month Old Daughter On Facebook Live
A man in Thailand reportedly hanged his 11-month-old daughter while broadcasting on Facebook Live on Monday and then hanged himself in what the social media company has called an “appalling incident” amid a recent string of live-streamed tragedies.
The Nation, a Thai news website, reported that the man, who was identified as Wuttisan Wongtalay and whose age has been reported as either 20 or 21, killed his daughter and himself at an abandoned hotel in Phuket, a Thai island in the Andaman Sea. The video clip showed the father tie a noose around his daughter’s neck and drop her from a rooftop, according to the website. The child could be heard crying briefly before he retrieved her tiny body.
The man did not broadcast his own death, according to local reports.
“This is an appalling incident and our hearts go out to the family of the victim,” a Singapore-based Facebook spokesman said in an email to Reuters. “There is absolutely no place for content of this kind on Facebook and it has now been removed.”
This incident comes just a week after a Cleveland man broadcast the killing of an elderly man before he later took his own life when the police located him.