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

Phuket police officer found dead by gunshot wound to the head

PHUKET: Forensic experts are investigating the death of a police officer whose body was found with a single gunshot wound to the head at his rented room in Cherng Talay this afternoon (July 31).

policecrimeaccidentshomicidesuicide
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 31 July 2015, 08:17PM


Police have yet to rule the death of fellow Cherng Talay police officer Sen Sgt Maj Pinit Pradabjan, 50, as suicide. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Police have yet to rule the death of fellow Cherng Talay police officer Sen Sgt Maj Pinit Pradabjan, 50, as suicide. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Police have yet to rule the case as suicide.

Lt Peerasit Noopayan and fellow officers of the Cherng Talay police were called to the home in Soi Pasak 10 at 1:30pm after local residents noticed a foul stench emanating from inside.

After breaking through the locked front door, officers found the body of fellow Cherng Talay police officer Sen Sgt Maj Pinit Pradabjan, 50, slumped in a sitting position on the floor with his head resting on the wall.

In his right hand was a 9mm pistol. Police nearby found one 9mm casing on the floor.

Police said they found no sign of assault or robbery and confirmed that Sen Sgt Maj Pinit had one gunshot wound to the head, from inside of his mouth to the back of the neck.

The tip of the bullet hit the wall before it landed on the floor.

Sen Sgt Maj Pinit’s body was taken to Thalang hospital.

“We believe he had been dead for at least 24 hours before we arrived,” Lt Peerasit said.

“At this stage we presume that Sen Sgt Maj Pinit used his gun to commit suicide, but before we rule this case as suicide we will wait for doctors to confirm the cause of death and for the Phuket forensic police to conclude their investigation.”

Thailand Property Awards - Asia Property Awards

Residents in the area said they never heard the fatal gunshot and suspected that the incident took place while they were all at work.

Police revealed that Sen Sgt Maj Pinit was a native of Phuket’s Srisoonthorn subdistrict, which neighbours the Cherng Talay subdistrict where he was stationed.

He was working with the Cherng Talay Police’s Crime Prevention and Suppression unit. His duties included keeping the daily log, and he was transferred from police territorial defense from the Deep Southern to Cherng Talay five years ago.

He rented and lived in the room alone.

Fellow police officers told The Phuket News that Sen Sgt Maj Pinit spent his free time alone and loved to spend his time watching boxing matches.

“He never have any problems with anyone and he never complained or mentioned any personal issues with us,” said one officer.

Police theorized that Sen Sgt Maj Pinit may have been under a lot of stress from a situation that he could find no way out of, and so decided to take his own life

“But the true cause of death is under investigation,” one officer said.

 

 

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
Phuket Police say investigation into Finnish girl’s death inconclusive

Whether she was a 'girl' or a woman' is immaterial, the fact that she has died is the cr...(Read More)


PPRP ‘seals deal’ to form coalition govt

So, 'translating' what the military sources are saying is that a few civilian parties are al...(Read More)


PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Road rage axe attack? Drugs found in rectum! Dark web bust sees 50 kids saved! || May 23

Did the police contact the Phuket based foreign Inspector .... for his expertise on how to extract t...(Read More)


May 4 approved as Coronation Day

...How many people he thinks do really benefit from those holidays ?Most Thai's are working anyw...(Read More)


Phuket braces for heavy weather, small boats advised to stay ashore

All chinese passengers, brace for heavy sea inpact before boarding coming days! You are warned! Rem...(Read More)


Phuket braces for heavy weather, small boats advised to stay ashore

Well, mr Wiwat, just covered himself (' I told you, not my responsible any further'). When...(Read More)


Four dead as pickup truck slams into tour bus heading to Phuket

Haha...driver to check if had taken drugs/alcohol. How silly is that? Riding on the back of the tru...(Read More)


One billion baht found in teenage drug dealer’s accounts

Wow, a 19 years old thai man, in drugs business with more than 1 million thb in his personal account...(Read More)


Government clamps down on surging illegal Thai migration

And, day in, day out, many thai having been illegal staying/working in Korea of course return to Tha...(Read More)


Men arrested for axe-wielding road-rage attack on ambulance

These two morons are seriously primitive in their mental capacity and cerebral development. No way ...(Read More)