6 June 2024

Thirteen people are believed to be victims of cyanide poisoning, allegedly by “Sararat”. Two of them have survived the attempts on their lives, said Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittipraphat, the national police chief, today (Thursday).

He said, however, that police believe that there are more victims of cyanide poisoning and a command centre is to be set up by the 7th Region Provincial Police Bureau to receive complaints from members of the public, who may have relatives with connections to the suspect who died mysteriously.

He also said that Sararat’s former husband, who is a police officer, and her pharmacist sister will be questioned to determine whether they knew or were involved in the alleged poisonings.

The suspect has been found to be four-months pregnant, according to Ayuth Sintoppant, director-general of the Corrections Department.

He said physical tests, conducted at the Central Women’s Correctional Institution, where the suspect is being held on remand, discovered her pregnancy after she was admitted to the Corrections Department’s hospital for a medical check-up and complained of a headache, stress and blurred vision.

Ayuth said that Sararat will be treated like any other pregnant inmate, which means that she will be sent to a special cell for pregnant women for five days, followed by another five days in a buffer cell, before being sent to an appropriate detention cell.