‘Sad’ Parents Not Suspects in 6th Grader’s Fatal Fall

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BANGKOK — A sixth grade student fell to his death Friday from a condominium near BTS Talat Phlu in the Thonburi district.

The 12-year-old boy fell from the 16th floor to a sixth-floor concrete area and later died at a hospital. The mother of the boy told police that before leaving to school Friday morning, the boy had taken money from her purse without permission before leaving to school.

She said that he became argumentative and locked himself in a room after being scolded for taking the money, according to Lt. Col. Piyoros Kanhasiri of Bukkhalo Police Station.

Asked whether police considered the parents to be suspects, Piyoros said they didn’t think so because the parents were “so sad.”

He said they would further question the parents.