Thai woman arrested after allegedly poisoning 2-year-old son, seeking donations online to treat him

A woman has been arrested for allegedly poisoning her two-year-old son and fraud for seeking donations online to treat her son’s illness.

Supatcha Sutthiphol, director-general of the Department of Children and Youth, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, said that police from the Crime Suppression Division had arrested a 29-year-old woman on May 18 for fraud and severely wounding a child at her house in Bangkok’s Don Muang district.

“The suspect had admitted her two-year-old boy at a hospital, claiming he had an allergic reaction to seafood,” she said. “Doctors found no allergy, but detected traces of a corrosive chemical in the mouth, stomach and intestines of the boy who was vomiting violently.”

Hospital staff checked their records and found that the woman had previously brought a four-year-old girl to the hospital, claiming it was her daughter and was ill with similar symptoms as the boy. When the girl eventually passed away, officials found that the woman was not her real mother as the girl’s birth certificate listed another couple as her biological parents.

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