Connect with us

Phuket

Man, 27, found hanged in Phuket

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

PHUKET: Thalang Police believe financial woes led a Phuket man to take his life by hanging last night.

Shocked relatives of 27-year-old Awut Sakunchit awoke this morning to find his body suspended by the neck from a nylon cord tied attached to a ceiling support beam in his wife’s home in Thepkrasattri subdistrict.

When Thalang Police and Phuket Kusoldharm Foundation workers arrived at the one-room concrete dwelling in Village 8, they found a large number of neighbors gathered at the door trying to catch a glimpse inside.

Once past the onlookers, they saw that relatives of the late Mr Awut had already cut the cord and lowered his body to the floor, covering it with a green towel.

Relatives, including the mother of the late Mr Awut, said he had a naturally cheerful disposition.

Though he had financial problems and was out of work, they saw no reason why he would end his life at such an early age, they told police

His wife, who works at the Tesco Lotus mall in Thalang, was not home at the time but has been informed of his passing, police said.

The body was taken to Thalang Hospital for examination and storage while the family make funeral preparations.

— Wichai Witthawat

 

Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Phuket6 mins ago

Phuket 62% vaccinated, Sandbox ready to play in, hopefully

Coronavirus (Covid-19)29 mins ago

Friday Covid Update: 3,058 new cases and 22 deaths

Krabi33 mins ago

Krabi hotels pin hopes on Phuket sandbox success

Phuket Sandbox July 1st

days
hours
minutes
seconds

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Sponsored by image

Tourism1 hour ago

Tourism bodies concerned vaccination uncertainty will disrupt re-opening

Indonesia2 hours ago

Over 350 vaccinated medical workers in Indonesia infected, dozens hospitalised

Coronavirus (Covid-19)9 hours ago

Nightlife businesses petition government to reopen, sell alcohol

Coronavirus (Covid-19)13 hours ago

Koh Larn 70% vaccinated as Pattaya eyes reopening

Economy15 hours ago

BMA extends permits for street vendors to 2 years for stability

Phuket16 hours ago

Expats in Phuket without a work permit can register for a Covid-19 vaccine

Environment16 hours ago

Tar balls wash ashore on several Phuket beaches

Thailand16 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Private vaccines, PM promises to re-open Thailand, Phuket Sandbox | June 17

Thailand17 hours ago

2 dead following truck crash

Thailand17 hours ago

Outbreaks at factories rise, operators ordered to file Covid risk assessment

Thailand17 hours ago

Prayut going to Phuket, see if it’s Sandbox ready

Coronavirus (Covid-19)17 hours ago

Chulabhorn Royal Academy details Sinopharm vaccine insurance

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending