A Thai man recorded himself killing his 11-month-old daughter and posted the clip to Facebook before taking his own life, police said Tuesday.
The video was visible on the father’s Facebook page for nearly 24 hours before it was taken down, authorities said.
“This is an appalling incident and our hearts go out to the family of the victim,” a Singapore-based spokesman for the social media giant said in an email to Reuters.
“There is absolutely no place for content of this kind on Facebook and it has now been removed,” the wire service reported.
Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, was upset with his wife and took their daughter to an abandoned hotel, where he hanged his baby with a rope on camera, police said.
He then hanged himself, but that act was not filmed. A police spokesman said the child, whose name was Natalie, is heard crying on the video, but then stops.
Last week in the U.S., a Cleveland man recorded himself fatally shooting an elderly man and posted the video on the social networking site, where it was visible for about two hours.
Wuttisan’s wife, Jiranuch Trirat, said the couple had been married for more than a year, but her husband grew increasingly violent, according to police.
She said Wuttisan sometimes hit her 5-year-old son from a previous relationship.
The 21-year-old wife said she called police after fleeing her home because Wuttisan had attacked her.
The father left with his daughter and went to the unfinished hotel in the resort town of Phuket, police said.
Their bodies were found hanging from a high ledge.