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Autopsy finds Russian girl was electrocuted

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PHUKET: Police have resumed their inquiry into the death of a 10-year-old Russian girl beside the pool at the Dusit Laguna Resort Hotel, after an autopsy by the Institute of Forensic Medicine (IFM) in Bangkok established that she was electrocuted. It is almost two months since Ksenia Drashinskiy died in mysterious circumstances while on vacation with her parents at the Dusit Laguna. She was found unconscious on the morning of January 12, lying close to the resort’s pool, where she had been swimming with other children. She died later in hospital. At the time, police said they suspected the girl might have been electrocuted, but Dusit management rejected this theory, adding that they were awaiting a full medical report. Pol Maj Siriwat Inyim, Inspector of Investigations at Cherng Talay Police Station, told the Gazette that those responsible would face charges under Section 291 of the Thai Penal Code, with penalties of up to 10 years in jail, or a fine of 20,000 baht, or both. A spokesman for the resort, who asked not to be named, said today that the matter had been in the hands of the resort’s lawyers since the girl died. The lawyers were dealing directly with the girl’s parents and the police, he added. Attempts by the Gazette to reach the lawyers today were unsuccessful.

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