UDON THANI, THAILAND: A 24-year-old meth addict reportedly killed and cooked his family dog after he claimed the dog was “eating his thoughts”. The ghastly incident took place in Thailand’s Udon Thani province in the northeast of the country. The man, who goes by the name Manat, was reportedly having a drug-induced psychotic episode when he smashed the dog’s skull with a shovel.
Manat, whose surname has not been disclosed yet, reportedly entered what is locally known as a Yaba before he began to chop up the dog’s body and throw it into a stew. People grew concerned that his murderous inclinations might not be limited to dogs and could even stretch to his fellow villagers, as per Daily Star.
Although Manat initially tried to avoid arrest, he was later captured by the officers from the Dong Yen Police Station. He told the police that he thought his dog “would eat his thoughts.” According to Thaiger, Manat’s father, Sanae Sin, 62, showed them where the family dog was brutally killed. Manat had been high on methamphetamine at the time of the killing, police said.
A cup of chilli paste, cutting tools, a pestle and mortar were found at the scene. A shovel covered in blood was also found nearby. The poor dog named Chao Kati was already in the process of being eaten when Manat was arrested. He had reportedly been addicted to drugs since escaping from military service. Sin said that his son often “saw ghosts” in the house. He added that he tried several times to make his son sober but he couldn’t get through to him. Sin hoped that his son getting arrested would be a step in the right direction.
Sin said that the drugs had “turned [him] into a ghost.” Chao was normally cared for by Sin’s daughter-in-law but she had been working in Bangkok and was not at home at the time of the incident.