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Russian tourist found dead in Phuket hotel with 7 stab wounds

Russian tourist found dead in Phuket hotel with 7 stab wounds

PHUKET: Patong police were called to a hotel in Patong this morning (August 13) after staff found a guest dead on the bed in his room, with a bloody knife next to him and blood spattered all over the bed.


By Darawan Naknakhon

Wednesday 13 August 2014, 12:54PM


Police examine the room where the Russian was found dead.

Police examine the room where the Russian was found dead.

Examining the body - identified as that of a 32-year-old Russian from the Siberian city of Yakutsk - Pol Lt Col Teerasak Boonsang and forensics officers found the victim had deep gashes on both arms and seven stab wounds in the chest.

Police concluded that he committed suicide.

Friends of the victim said he checked into the hotel on July 19 and was due to check out today to fly back to Russia.

UWC Thailand

“We gathered in front of the hotel this morning to take the shuttle bus and when he didn’t show up, we asked hotel staff to check his room,” one said.

A member of the hotel staff said, “The last time we saw him was at breakfast on Monday (August 11) and there has been a ‘Do not disturb’ sign on the door since yesterday.”

Police are still collecting evidence, and have been in touch with the Russian Embassy to discuss the case. The dead man is not being named until there has been a chance for his family to be informed.

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RazzyDK | 16 August 2014 - 02:27:58

A comment on Reddit : 
http://www.reddit.com/r/offbeat/comments/2dml9u/meanwhile_in_thailand_the_victim_had_deep_gashes/

Having said that, I left Phuket mostly because of the behavior of Russian tourists. They're complete and utter dirtbags to the locals, even worse than the bulk of other tourists...at least most of the Russian I've met are.
I saw a huge Russian dude embrace a rando...

garycampsey@gmail.com | 13 August 2014 - 18:16:02

the only reason they say that is they dont want to investigate it. because he is russian. he tried to kill himself 7 time lol how stupid you think we are 

Andy | 13 August 2014 - 14:07:15

Maybe, just maybe the wounds on his arms were sustained in an attempt to defend himself from a knife attacker who then succeeded.
Seven stab wounds in the chest and the police conclude suicide! 

charlie | 13 August 2014 - 13:02:28

"Pol Lt Col Teerasak Boonsang and forensics officers found the victim had deep gashes on both arms and seven stab wounds in the chest."

I may not believe what said the forensic police with 7  stab wounds and deep gashes in extra..... that death looks more like a crime disguised in suicide.

 

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