Russian woman falls to death in Pattaya after cannabis use row

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A tragic incident occurred in Pattaya when a woman fell to her death from a luxury condominium, allegedly following an argument with her husband regarding her cannabis use. Police are currently investigating CCTV footage and questioning the husband to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the event.

Police Lieutenant Sanan Kotanont of Pattaya City Police Station reported that at 10.36pm yesterday, July 4, a call was received about a fatal fall from a high-rise condominium in Nong Prue, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri. Officers, including Pattaya Tourist Police and Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation rescuers, rushed to the scene.

The scene was a luxury condominium with over 40 floors. The body of a 44 year old Russian woman was found beside the building, having fallen from the sixth floor. Her body was in a gruesome state. Police and rescue volunteers cordoned off the area to prevent unauthorised access.

Witnesses and investigators revealed that the deceased had been staying on the sixth floor and had a heated argument with her husband, who is of the same nationality. The dispute reportedly stemmed from the husband’s prohibition of his wife’s cannabis use, which led to the wife’s distress and subsequent fatal jump from the balcony.

Lt. Sanan documented the scene and conducted a thorough examination of the room for evidence. He coordinated with the investigation team to review CCTV footage and interrogate the husband comprehensively. The case will also involve forensic examination by Region 2 forensic officers in Chon Buri to confirm the exact cause of death.

Pattaya has seen a rise in similar incidents, making this case particularly concerning for police. The city’s reputation as a tourist destination makes incidents like these highly sensitive, requiring a thorough and transparent investigation to maintain public trust and safety.

In separate news, two women reached out to several Thai news agencies to seek justice after a motorcycle taxi rider physically assaulted them in Soi Pattaya 4 after they complained about the rider failing to signal before turning.

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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Ryan Turner

Ryan is a journalism student from Mahidol University with a passion for history, writing and delivering news content with a rich storytelling narrative.

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