THE young woman who committed suicide after drawing a portrait of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had developed a high fever and had also received the first of three 5,000 baht cash handouts from the government earlier this month even though she was employed with her colleagues all saying she never talked about politics, Voice TV Online quoted Matichon newspaper as saying this morning (30.4.2020).
Metropolitan Police said the young woman, Ms Plaifon, had received 5,000 baht cash giveaway on April 16 having qualified for this handout because she had not fully paid her social security contribution.
Police quoted her boyfriend, Mr Vichai, as saying that he talked to her over the phone just before she hanged herself with a guard’s whistle cord from her flat’s door beam and quickly rushed there from Onnut area. However upon bringing her down found that she was unconscious, and she was pronounced dead through suffocation by a doctor who later came with the police.
Mr Vichai added that his girlfriend, who worked as a guard at Kasemrad Hospital in Bang Khae, was badly stressed because she had developed a high fever and had to be quarantined at her residence for 14 days with this leading to her income dropping and preventing her from visiting her child in Chachoengsao province.
He added that she suffered from a congenital allergic disease and had previously tried to harm herself.
Ms Plaifon’s colleagues told police that she mostly talked about general things and never politics. While she did not mention getting the 5,000 baht cash giveaway from the government, she had talked about her financial, health and personal problems but not once did she discuss politics. However she did have a special talent having been able to draw cartoons and portraits very well.
Top: Ms Plaifon who committed suicide yesterday, the portrait of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha she drew before ending her life, and an official paper showing that payment of 5,000 baht cash by the government to a person identified by ID number. Photo: Khaosod