A Thai mother allegedly killed, cooked and ate her two young sons because she suffered hallucinations that the boys were pigs.
The Bangkok Postreports that the unnamed woman, a member of the Musur hill tribe in Chiang Mai, butchered her five-year-old and one-year-old sons before cooking and eating them because she believed they were pigs.
"The woman killed her children because she didn't continue her treatment and didn't take her medication," Mental Health Department deputy director general Kiattiphum Wongrachit told the Bangkok Post on Tuesday. The woman has reportedly been under treatment for mental illness since 2007.
Law enforcement officers allegedly found the woman asleep with the boys' body parts strewn around her. She is currently in Suan Prung Hospital under close watch before being informed that her sons are dead. The hospital is also checking to determine if she is a drug addict.
The woman has been charged with murder, but she has also been declared unfit to stand trial due to her mental illness.
This is the latest cannibal story to make global headlines in recent months. Last month, police in Papua New Guinea busted an alleged cannibal cult whose members butchered at least seven victims and ate their raw brains and made their penises into soup.
In June, Luka Rocco Magnotta, a gay porn star from Canada, was nabbed in Berlin, Germany while on the run after allegedly murdering a Chinese exchange student in Montréal, dismembering the body, raping it and eating chunks of its flesh-- a horrific crime Magnotta recorded on video. He then allegedly mailed his victim's body parts to the headquarters of Canadian political parties.
In May, Rudy Eugene was shot dead by Miami police after being spotted attacking a homeless man on a highway offramp and chewing the victim's face off.
In April, the Huffington Post reported that three Brazilians were arrested for killing two women and making empanada pastries from their remains which they then sold to unsuspecting neighbors.