A Thai woman accused of butchering and eating her two young sons has claimed she was hallucinating and thought they were pigs.
She allegedly cooked and ate her sons aged one and five and was found by police sleeping in her home surrounded by body parts.
The woman is a member of the Musur hill tribe who live in the mountainous region of Chiang Main near the Burmese border.
Upon her arrest, police in the Mae Ai district of Chiang Mai discovered that the woman had received treatment for mental illness and had recently stopped taking her medication.
‘The woman killed her children because she didn't continue her treatment and didn't take her medication,’ Mental Health Department deputy director general Dr Kiattiphum Wongrachit told Bangkok Post yesterday.
He added that it is believed that in her hallucinogenic state she thought her children were pigs.