The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Man found hanged from tree in Cherng Talay

Man found hanged from tree in Cherng Talay

PHUKET: Police are investigating the death of a man who was found hanged from a tree in Ban Kok Tanot in Thalang this morning (Mar 2) in what is believed to be a case of suicide.

deathsuicidepolice
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 2 March 2021, 04:47PM


The man’s body was discovered by a local resident and was later named as 30-year-old Thai national Surachai Wiangklong.

It is believed that bad debts drove him to take his life although suicide has yet to be confirmed by police as the cause of death.

Lt Kansuda Keawka from Cherng Talay Police and rescue workers from Kusoldharm Muang Mai Foundation were called to the scene in Moo 6, Tambon Cherng Talay in Thalang at around 8:30am this morning.

At the scene, police found a white Roi Et-registered Yamaha Fino motorbike and a mobile phone in the pocket of the man’s trousers.

“Mr Surachai’s older brother, Mr Kwanchai Wiangklong, said that his brother had been missing for two days so last night at around 10pm he went to file a complaint at the Cherng Talay Police Station,” Lt Kansuda said.

“Mr Kwanchai later heard from a local resident that his brother had been found hanged from a tree, so he called police to visit the scene,” she added.

Mr Kwanchai said his younger brother had moved from Roi Et to Phuket about six months ago to work as an electrician.

“He had many gambling debts as he liked to get involved with online gambling,” Mr Kwanchai said.

“I had warned him about the dangers of gambling many times but I never thought that he would end up committing suicide,” he lamented.

Mr Kwanchai confirmed he had to speak with his family first before it was decided whether funeral arrangements should take place in Phuket or Roi Et.

Police later confirmed that Mr Surachai’s body had been taken to Thalang Hospital for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand at their 24-hour hotline 02-713-6791 (English), 02713-6793 (Thai) or Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai).

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.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Vettel still has everything to prove at Aston Martin

As with all of F1, a champion driver is only champion because his team is so much better than the ot...(Read More)


Phuket infections rise, but symptoms ‘only mild’, as tourism takes a hit

Phuket News says "...tourism takes a hit..." Comical, really. How can something that is ...(Read More)


Anutin puts his faith in Chinese vaccines

It will only stop the worst symptoms in half of the recipients, but will still spread to others. Th...(Read More)


Phuket COVID cases climb to 98

LOCK IT DOWN again ! Sub district travel only please for 2 weeks, essential trips to grocery shop a...(Read More)


New COVID strain in Phuket, infections hit 50

Not everyone shows fever or other symptoms and is how this virus spread so quickly far and wide. Th...(Read More)


Anutin puts his faith in Chinese vaccines

He is not going to say " heh I screwed up and spent millions on the wrong vaccine because I jus...(Read More)


Phuket COVID cases climb to 98

Why station mobile test vans at Bangla Rd? Locate them here and there around in Patong, Don't f...(Read More)


Phuket suffers first road death for Songkran holidays

Maybe the PN could fill in automatically all the comments from former road safety campaigns.Doing so...(Read More)


Phuket COVID cases climb to 98

Advice we read: .."Avoid any gathering'.. Actually Phuket hospitals should follow that a...(Read More)


Phuket’s road tally for Songkran holds at one death

Does anyone actually believe these numbers? The number of ambulances out and about would dispute the...(Read More)