THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Construction crane driver found hanged after Cambodian wife leaves with baby

PHUKET: A construction crane driver was found hanged in his rented room in Kamala last night (Oct 26) in what police have deemed a suicide after the man’s wife had left him, taking their baby with her.


By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 27 October 2018, 12:06PM


Police and rescue workers at the scene last night (Oct 26). Photo: Kamala Police

Police and rescue workers at the scene last night (Oct 26). Photo: Kamala Police

Lt Col Somnuk Keawdum of the Kamala Police was called to the scene, a rented room on the second floor of a building in Moo 5 Kamala, at 10:05pm.

Police arrived with a team of Kamala rescue workers and were told by friends of the deceased, Jakkapat Meekrun, 38, from Phetchabun, that they had climbed up outside the building to look through a window and had seen their friend Mr Jakkapat hanged by a black rope inside the room.

The rescue workers climbed up and looked through the window and confirmed the report, before breaking open the door to enter the room.

Inside the room was Mr Jakkapat hanged by a black rope tied to a breeze block with holes for ventilation near the entrance to the room.

Police reported that they found no wounds on Mr Jakkapat’s body to indicate a struggle, and no signs of a struggle inside the room.

Police estimated the Mr Jakkapat died about three hours before they arrived.

Mr Jakkapat’s body was taken to Patong Hospital.

The owner of the rented-room building told police that Mr Jakkapat lived in the room with his wife and their baby for about eight months.

Laguna Golf Phuket

The wife moved out about three days ago, the owner said.

Somchai Mutjaron, a friend of Mr Jakkapat, told officers that Mr Jakkapat was a crane driver for construction company that was building a hotel in Moo 3 Kamala.

Mr Jakkapat lived in the room with his wife, who was from Cambodia, he said.

Mr Jakkapat told him yesterday that he was going to send his wife “back home”, Mr Somchai explained.

At 7pm Mr Jakkapat called Mr Somchai and told him that his wife had left him.

At 9pm, friends called Mr Jakkapat, but he did not answer the phone. Concerned, the friends came to his room, but the door was locked and no one answered their shouts through the door – and so they climbed up the outside of the buildnig to look inside the room, Mr Somchai said.

After seeing their friend hanged by the rope, they called the village chief, who called the police, he added.

Police have deemed Mr Jakkapat’s death a suicide due to emotional distress.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

3) Yes, we all know that Bryant was convicted. Facts ? It is still early days & a lot more inves...(Read More)


New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

1) Mental Condition as per Section 32 of the Mental Health Act "cognitive impairment"--an...(Read More)


Woman killed by sleeping pickup driver

So many crashes, injuries and deaths for such a tiny island, it's like russian roulette out ther...(Read More)


New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

Ok, ok, ok, no facts that the gun man had a 'mental' condition??? So, normal to kill 50 peo...(Read More)


Polish hotel owner charged after threatening staff with gun

A polish man with a tourist visa, stays in another hotel, married with thai lady, owns a hotel? Thre...(Read More)


New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

The posts don't make any sense. There are no facts which suggest the gunman had a "mental c...(Read More)


Power outage to leave Cherng Talay, Kamala, Srisoonthorn without water

Inventive! Using many power outage to block people having water supply during hot days. Covering th...(Read More)


Tourism Authority of Thailand expects 2.3mn visitors for Songkran

Idea! TAT should internationally inform tourists to bring their own water for Songkran celebration,...(Read More)


Woman, 26, crushed by water truck on Kata Hill

Police shows incompetence. How hard is it to find out which hotels in that area order a watertanker...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

Every thai has the right to appeal. Right. Has every thai the financial means to appeal with a goo...(Read More)