The body of SiQuey Sae-Ungwas, a Thai serial killer who ate his victims, was cremated on Thursday after being exposed to a hospital in Bangkok for more than 60 years.
SiQuey was convicted in 1958 of killing seven children and then eating their organs. He confessed to one of the crimes, but denied the others and accused of cannibalism. He was executed by an execution squad in 1959 when he was 32 years old.
His body was embalmed and exposed in a glass urn at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok with a sign that read “cannibal”, although he was changed to “Prisoner of Death Row” in 2019 following an online request.
The online petition also requested a funeral for SiQuey, which finally took place this Thursday when he was cremated in a temple. “It would be nice if we could learn some lessons from this call for human rights,” said the sponsor of this initiative, activist Pharoah Jakrapattanont.