A man who allegedly stabbed his estranged wife to death in front of terrified shoppers on Monday night has been arrested by police.

The suspect repeatedly stabbed Zin War Yea, 35 with a long knife, six times outside a mobile phone shop in front of dozens of shoppers.

The attack took place at a community market in Phetchaburi’s Khao Yoi district, Thailand.

The victim identified as her former husband, Aung Thu, was caught red-handed while attacking the victim, by nearby police.

EyeWitnesses told police that Aung Thu dropped by the market and bought a knife before the murder.

“He then met Zin War Yea in front of the mobile phone shop, began a heated argument and then allegedly attacked her.

“She fell to the ground and he allegedly placed one foot on her chest while stabbing her repeatedly.

“The victim’s body had six major stab wounds,” police said.

The suspect has is being interrogated, pending legal processing, Asia News Reported.

A preliminary police investigation gathered that Aung Thu was a jealous man who had frequently assaulted Zin War Yea before they separated.

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