A Thai mother is accused of killing, cooking and eating her own sons because she thought they were pigs.
Yes, we know.
According to the Bangkok Post, the unnamed woman suffered from hallucinations, which may have led to the tragic crime.
As reported by the Bangkok Post:
Mental Health Department deputy director general Kiattiphum Wongrachit said on Tuesday that:
"The woman killed her children because she didn't continue her treatment and didn't take her medication."
He said mentally ill patients often became violent and experienced hallucinations if they stopped their regular treatment. About 90 per cent of violent cases involving mentally ill patients were due to lack of regular medication.
The woman, a member of the Musur hilltribe whose name was withheld, will be kept under close watch in the hospital for a long time, he said. The hospital will check whether she is a drug addict and if she will need to keep her calm when she realises that she killed her children, he said.
There are more than 600,000 patients being treated for mental illness by the hospitals under the Health Department, he said.
Police said they found her asleep at her home, with several body parts, apparently from her children, near her. She has been charged with murder, but being deemed mentally unfit to fight her case, she was sent to Suan Prung Hospital for treatment.
She was treated for a mental illness in 2007.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post