Po­lice of­fi­cer ‘kills him­self’ while at din­ner with col­leagues in Si Sa Ket

The Nation - - AROUND THAILAND -

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.

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