The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Swiss man found hanged at home in Pa Khlok

PHUKET: A 37-year-old Swiss man was found hanged at his home at a housing estate in Moo 1, Pa Khlok, yesterday (July 31).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 1 August 2021, 11:36AM

Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Capt Suchart Luecha of the Thalang Police was called to the house at about 3:30pm.

Officers along with rescue workers arrived to find the body of the man on the ground in the carport area in front of the home. A nylon rope was tied to a beam across the roof of the carport and a small wooden stool was placed below.

The man’s wife told police that she was in the house unaware of what her husband was doing. She later walked out of the house and found him hanging by the rope tied to the beam

“I brought his body down and shouted out for help, but it was too late,” she said.

The man, from Zurich, had suffered bouts of deep emotional distress previously in his home country, the wife said.

“He was staying with his father in Switzerland. He had tried to commit suicide, but his father and police were able to convince him to stop in time,” she said. 

HeadStart International School Phuket

“I never thought that he would try again,” she added. 

The man’s body was taken to Thalang Police Station for further examination.

Capt Suchart explained that police will investigate the incident and collect evidence from the scene to determine whether there was any foul play involved in the man’s death.

The Phuket News is withholding from identifying the man until it has been confirmed that his relatives abroad have been informed of his death.

If you or anyone you know is in dire need of emotional support and counselling, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand at their 24-hour hotline 02-713-6791 (English), 02-713-6793 (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.


Be the first to comment.


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Capital not open to tourists yet: BMA

As everything happens with delay in Thailand, forget November, December, and January as well. Gone l...(Read More)

Tourism to re-open despite COVID, minister says

usual government propagande.. nothing will happen...all this back and forward with health organizati...(Read More)

Meth, gun seized in Phuket drug bust

2 very small fishes in the middle of the pond... good start but hey we all know this is just smoke i...(Read More)

Phuket officials defer ‘considering’ lifting ban on alcohol in restaurants

Perhaps the cases would have been far higher had bars- and the accompanying prostitution been allowe...(Read More)

Phuket officials defer ‘considering’ lifting ban on alcohol in restaurants

I recall the Veg Fest occurring last year- sans glorification of grotesque self-mutilations, so is t...(Read More)

Woman hit by bullet fired by road-rage gunman

Imagine if females committed 90% + of violent crimes- we'd all be locked up. Now that we have t...(Read More)

Complaints of fake news reports spiral upwards

The alcohol ban could be considered fake news... everyone know it is fake...then arrest the Governor...(Read More)

Phuket marks 235 new COVID cases

issue is cost? and the so highly renowed Gov office allowd to spend million to put shitty blu post a...(Read More)

Tourism to re-open despite COVID, minister says

Take care of your health now, lose the weight, exercise, etc. and prepare to stay off the roads bec...(Read More)

Safety first: health measures key to reopening

Vaccination is "key to reopening". It's the ONLY thing that matters. It makes me laug...(Read More)