Russian man found dead in Bangkok canal with multiple cuts

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Locals discovered the dead body of a Russian man in the Hua Lamphong Canal in Bangkok yesterday. He bore more than 10 cut wounds on his wrists.

Officers from the Bangrak Police Station investigated the body of the Russian man at around 8am yesterday. Locals in the area spotted the body in the Hua Lamphong Canal near Soi Santiphap in the Bangrak district of Bangkok.

The lifeless body of Asonov Konstantin, a 40 year old Russian man, was discovered yesterday hanging from the canal fence, secured by a shoelace. He was found shirtless, clad in dark blue shorts, with his passport in the trouser pocket, aiding police in his identification.

Konstantin bore over 10 cuts on both his left and right wrists, leading officers to estimate his death one to two days before the discovery. Additionally, a broken glass bottle stained with blood was found on the canal’s walkway.

Residents informed the authorities that Konstantin seemed to be homeless and had been living in the vicinity for some time. Witnesses recalled spotting him sleeping on the footpath and near a nearby shrine two days before the grim discovery.

They noted his habit of talking to himself and exhibiting behaviours indicative of mental illness.

An officer from the Bangrak Police Station, Saknarin, told ThaiRath that officers suspected that Konstantin might have committed suicide by cutting his wrists with the broken glass bottle and hanging himself by his shoelaces.

However, the Thai authorities have not ruled out the possibility of foul play and will conduct a thorough investigation. Konstantin’s body has been transferred to the Police General Hospital for an autopsy. Police will contact his family members for arrangements.

In a related story, the body of another Russian man was found hanging from a tree in a roadside forest in Pattaya. CCTV footage showed the man entering the forest alone, leading police to suspect suicide.

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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Petch Petpailin

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