A Thai mother has described the horrifying moment when she found the Facebook Live video of her boyfriend killing her baby. Jiranuch Trirat, 22, was devastated after her boyfriend Wuttisan Wongtalay killed their 11-month old daughter Natalie.
Wongtalay killed the baby at an abandoned building before taking his own life. He broadcast the baby’s murder on Facebook Live, and Jiranuch came across the video that evening.
“I was with my older brother and he was logging onto his Facebook,” she said, according to The Telegraph. “He was scrolling down and suddenly we saw the live broadcast. I turned to take a look and saw him [Wuttisan] drop my daughter with the rope and I couldn't continue to watch.”
The video prompted her and other relatives to call police and search for Wuttisan and baby Natalie.
The streamed killing on Monday sparked, alongside a string of other recent suicides and crimes on Facebook Live, sparked debate about what can be done about this trend. Part of the debate is the inability for social media to remove disturbing videos fast enough. This particular video stayed up on Facebook for about 24 hours, according to the Telegraph.
Jiranuch isn’t angry at the social media platform though.
“I don't blame Facebook. They are not part of the problem, we can choose to broadcast happiness or sadness,” she said.
The motive for the tragedy is still unknown. Jiranuch said the two frequently argued. Jiranuch said she forgives her boyfriend’s murder-suicide.
“I forgive him because holding onto anger for a long time will not get my daughter back.”
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