A LITHUANIAN man was seen crying beside a sedan in which his wife with whom he had broken up two days earlier was found dead after burning a charcoal stove within the vehicle parked in Bangkok’s Khlong San district, Sanook.com said today (July 9).
At 8.30 a.m. this morning, Pol.Lt. Col. Atichart Pho-ah, an inspector at Samre police station, was alerted of a person dead within a car and rushed to the front of a bank branch on Charoen Nakhon Road with a forensic doctor at Chulalongkorn Hospital, Police Forensics Division officers and volunteers of the Ruamkatanyu Foundation.
There they found that all four doors of the vehicle were locked and summoned a locksmith. Upon the sedan being opened they found Miss Napichaya (surname withheld), 39, dead within.
Later her unidentified Lithuanian husband showed up and upon finding out that his wife had died broke down in tears.
Earlier at 6 p.m. on Thursday July 7 he had filed a report at Pak Klongsan police station that his wife had fled their condominium in Charoen Nakhon area after their split-up and could not be reached. He also mentioned the sedan she had driven off in.
An eyewitness, Ms. Panurak, 75, told police that she had walked past the sedan at 8 a.m. yesterday to go buy some food and saw it again at noon still parked at the same spot but thought the owner had some unfinished business at the bank or perhaps was waiting for a friend so did not bother about it.
This morning a motorcycle taxi rider asked her if she had seen this vehicle parked in front of the bank yesterday and then told her there was somebody dead within.
Earlier at 7 a.m. people in the neighbourhood who realised that the vehicle had been parked at the same spot for 24 hours knocked on the car’s window but did not get a reply. Later a traffic policeman passed by and upon seeing the sedan parked at the no parking zone likewise knocked at the window and upon not getting a reply thought the person within was asleep and went away. It was only after the locksmith had opened the door that they found the deceased woman within.
Police said the deceased woman had asked her sister for help before committing suicide in this manner.
Her body was taken to Chulalongkorn Hospital for an autopsy before being released to her relatives for a funeral.
The Lithuanian man sitting on the footpath and crying after finding out that his wife with whom he had broken up had committed suicide. Photo: Sanook.com