A Thai man filmed himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, Thai police say.
The 21-year-old hanged his daughter, and then himself, at a deserted
hotel in Phuket on Monday, reportedly after an argument with his wife.
Facebook sent condolences to the family for the “appalling” incident and said that the content had now been removed.
The footage of the Thai killing had also been available on video sharing
website YouTube, but the company took it down after the BBC alerted it
to its presence.
Relatives of the Thai man, Wuttisan Wongtalay, saw the distressing
footage and alerted the police – but the authorities arrived too late to
save him and his daughter.
In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson said: “This is an appalling
incident and our hearts go out to the family of the victim. There is
absolutely no place for content of this kind on Facebook and it has now