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Man broadcasts himself killing his baby daughter live on Facebook

Two videos of the killing were viewed hundreds of thousands of times before being removed by the social network 24 hours later.

A man in Thailand filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter and posted the video on Facebook before committing suicide.

In the disturbing footage Wuttisan Wongtalay can be seen tying a rope around his daughter’s neck before dropping her from the roof of a building in Phuket.

His body was found next to his daughter but his suicide was not broadcast, said Thai police.

Officers said Wongtalay was paranoid about his wife leaving him.

Local television images later showed the child’s mother weeping and holding her dead baby.

Shortly before they were taken down the first video was viewed 112,000 times and the second had been watched 258,000 times.

A Thai police spokesman said the incident was the first known killing to be broadcast on Facebook.

"It could be influenced by behaviour from abroad, most recently in Cleveland", he said.

Internet users in Thailand were outraged by the video, with one user calling it the "most evil clip I’ve seen in my life".

"How can he watch his own child stop breathing? He should have just died alone," said another.

A Singapore-based Facebook spokesman said: "This is an appalling incident and our hearts go out to the family of the victim. There is absolutely no place for content of this kind on Facebook and it has now been removed."

The social media company announced it was reviewing how violent footage was monitored after a video of a man shooting an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio was visible on the site for two hours.

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the company would do all it could to prevent such content ending up on the site in the future.


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