Daughter finds father after tragic suicide in Samut Songkhram

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A tragic incident unfolded this morning when a daughter, returning from a hospital visit with medication for her ailing father, discovered his lifeless body at their home in Samut Songkhram province. Authorities identified the cause of death as suicide, noting the deceased had a history of mental health issues and previous suicide attempts.

Police Lieutenant Chutima Banjongbur, Deputy Investigator at the Mueang Samut Songkhram Police Station, was alerted to a possible suicide at a residence in the Bang Khae Subdistrict. She led a team of investigators and rescue workers from the Sawang Benjatham Samut Songkhram Foundation to the scene.

Upon arrival at the two-storey house where, on the second floor, a 50 year old man known as Kai was found deceased with a green rope around his neck, tied to a beam.

There were no signs of struggle or physical assault, and the time of death was estimated to be at least three hours before the arrival.

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Relatives informed the police that Kai had been suffering from tuberculosis and mental illness for an extended period and had attempted to end his life several times before.

Earlier, his daughter had gone to the Somdet Phra Buddhaleela Hospital to collect medication for her father. Upon learning of her father’s suicide, she quickly returned home.

The first person to find the body expressed concern as they noticed the deceased had not come down from the upper floor of the house, fearing a tragic incident given his history of suicide attempts, and their fears were confirmed upon discovering the body.

Preliminary investigations by the authorities revealed that the deceased had untied a rope used to secure a dog and hung himself with it. His chronic illnesses, frequent hospital visits, depression, and psychiatric condition had been part of his struggle for some time, reported Khaosod.

This heart-wrenching event underscores the critical importance of mental health awareness and support for those suffering from chronic illnesses and mental disorders.

The community mourns the loss of life and reflects on the need for increased mental health services and preventative measures to help those in similar situations.

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand 24-hour hotline: 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai), or the Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai). Please also contact your friends or relatives at this time if you have feelings of loneliness, stress, or depression. Seek help.

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