Police officer ‘commits suicide’ while at dinner with colleagues
By The Nation
A policeman allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself dead in a restaurant toilet in Si Sa Ket’s Uthumphon Phisai district on Wednesday night.
Following the suicide report at 10 minutes past midnight, police found the body of Pol Senior Sgt-Major Narongsal Chalermsri, 52, who served as the Uthumphon Phisai precinct’s financial clerk, inside a restaurant toilet.
The body – with one gunshot wound to the chest and another to the right temple – was found in a pool of blood while a pistol was found nearby.
A police investigation concluded that Narongsak had come to the restaurant with precinct inspector Pol Major Chusak Chanthamala and four other officers for a meal when Narongsak excused himself to go to the toilet.
A few minutes later a gunshot was heard and Chusak asked a subordinate to check at the toilet. Then another gunshot was heard, prompting the officers and other people in the restaurant to break down the toilet door.
Police said they suspected that Narongsak might have been suffering from stress related to personal issues, which drove him to commit suicide.
There was no explanation of a scenario involving two bullet wounds.
Police also interviewed the officers at the scene and checked their hands for gunpowder residue in front of public bystanders.
Chuwit walks free after month-long ‘prison inspection’By The Nation TV news talk-show host Chuwit Kamolvisit was released from jail on Saturday morning after he had served his one-month jail term for concealment of assets. Chuwit was released at 7.30am from Bangkok Remand Prison where his family...READ MORE...
Auspicious holidays brings two-day alcohol banBy The Phuket News Buddhist holidays will see a ban on alcohol sales across the country, including Phuket, next Friday and Saturday (July 27-28). PHUKET: The series of major public holidays next weekend will bring a ban on the sale of alcohol for two...READ MORE...
Wild elephant-human conflictsBy Pradit Phulsarikij Nation Graphics Nation Graphics/Pradit Phulsarikij Infographics shows the current date of wild elephants in Thailand and their conflicts with human Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30350497 -- © Copyright The Nation...READ MORE...
Seeking peace with the pachydermsBy Chularat Saengpassa The Nation Weekend tusk tourismNine wild elephants cross a road inside the Khao Yai National Park, delighting passing tourist who quickly snap a picture of the huge mammal. Officials are on standby to ensure there are no confrontations...READ MORE...