Facebook has removed video that reportedly showed a man in Thailand killing his 11-month-old daughter, the social media company said Tuesday.
Police on the island of Phuket told CNN the man killed the baby and then committed suicide by hanging himself. The two bodies were discovered hanging in a derelict building in the Sakhu area of the southern Thai island.
A Police Major said the father’s cousin was browsing Facebook on Monday and came across the live video in which the man, identified as 20-year-old Wutthisan Wongthale, was putting a rope around his daughter’s neck.
The cousin called the girl’s mother, and she and other relatives alerted police.
Police arrived at the scene at 6:30 p.m., about an hour after the live feed started.
Police said the man had an abusive history toward his wife — the day before he tried to change his wife’s Facebook profile picture and they had fought.
She was threatened by him, Prawat said, so she left the family home and came back, too late, to find her daughter the next day.
Dozens of people, including the girl’s mother, attended the baby’s funeral Tuesday.