Local businessman commits suicide

PHUKET TOWN: Businessman Wiroj Anukulkan, 46, was found shot in the head at his home on Mae Luan Rd on Monday, in what police say was an apparent suicide. Arriving at Khun Wiroj’s house Monday afternoon, police found him still alive. He was rushed to Wachira Hospital’s intensive care unit where he died on Tuesday. Witnesses said he had used a .22 pistol to shoot himself through the left temple. At the scene, police found the gun with eight bullets, as well as letters Khun Wiroj had written to his wife and two children. They also learned that he had a shrimp farm and property for rent, but that business problems had driven him to bet on international soccer matches, resulting in debts of five million baht which he could not pay.

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