NAKHON SRI THAMMARAT: A man in Srichon District put a shotgun in his mouth and blew his brains out after his wife refused to let him attend a neighbor’s funeral with her. Arriving at the scene on May 8 with doctors from Srichon Hospital, police found the body of 36-year-old Wimol Phetchoo lying on a bed, dressed only in a loincloth. A shotgun was found at his side, the barrel near what was left of his mouth. Pol Lt Col Suchart Chanakhum said K. Wimol suffered a single blast to the head which blew apart his cranium, leaving a rather nasty mess all over the bed and the wall behind it. Police suggested that K. Wimol had possibly discharged the weapon by pressing his toe to the trigger, indicating a scenario similar to the way in which Kurt Cobain, famed frontman of grunge band Nirvana, left this vale of tears. Col Suchart put the time of death, which must have been instantaneous, at two hours earlier. Police questioned K. Wimol’s wife K. Sujit, who told them she had left to attend a neighbor’s funeral earlier that evening, leaving her husband at home and feeling somewhat noi jai – slighted. When she returned home, she found he had shot himself in the head, she said. “He killed himself because he felt noi jai that I wouldn’t let him come to the funeral with me, because normally we went everywhere together. We loved each other very much and had a nice life together. “But on the night of the funeral I told him not to come with me – I said that I would go, pay my respects, and be back shortly. That made him feel noi jai so he took a gun and shot himself in the head,” she said.
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