Horrifying scene after tourist in Thailand drowns infant son to spite absent wife
A jealous father killed his one-year-old son by tying his feet to a stroller and pushing it into the sea, because he was angry at his wife for going out to party without him, police claim.
Jordanian tourist Wael Nabil Salman Zureikat, 52, arrived in Pattaya, Thailand, with his partner but he was annoyed when she visited bars alone and left him to babysit.
He allegedly ''decided to kill'' their son and tied the youngster's feet to a stroller and tipped it off a pier in the "sin city" tourist destination at the weekend.
He then tried to flee the country.
Shocked locals yesterday (March 11), discovered the boy floating in the sea and thought he was a ''doll'.
Police arrived and recovered the corpse, still strapped into the pushchair, before launching a manhunt for the father.
Speedboat captain Songsee Sunthornchai, 28, said: ''I was taking tourists to an island and on the way back I noticed a body floating in the water.
I saw it from far away and thought it was a doll, but when I went closer I saw it was the body of a doll and called police.''
Zureikat was arrested at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok last night while allegedly acting suspiciously and trying to board a plane.
Officers took him on a crime re-enactment in the early hours of this morning (March 12).
Zureikat was pictured pointing to a go-go bar where he argued with his wife and then pointing to the spot on the dock where he allegedly pushed off his baby in the pram.
Officers said the holidaymaker arrived with his wife but he was annoyed that she went out partying alone after promising to look after their children.