Swiss Man 'Commits Suicide' In Chonburi

CHONBURI – A Swiss national has committed suicide in his residence in Chonburi province, police say.

The 69-year-old was found dead in the toilet of his residence in Banglamung district by his Thai wife at around 3.30 pm today, according to the police. Emergency responders say the man died from cuts to his wrists and neck. 

Khaosod English is withholding the identity of the deceased until it is confirmed that his family has been notified.

The Swiss man's wife told police that he had been living in Thailand for six years and was recently diagnosed of "lung infection." According to his wife, the Swiss man became very stressed, having convinced himself that he would not survive the disease.

"My husband said he did not want to see the doctor because if he were to die, he would rather die at home," the woman said, "He said he did not want to die like a dog."

After returning home from a hospital visit today, the Swiss locked himself in the restroom and stayed there for a long time, prompting his family to call for help and discover him dead in the toilet, his wife informed the police.

Pol.Col. Somkid Hiangsatien, the officer in charge of the investigation, said police are not treating the incident as suspicious, though he stressed that the police are waiting for an autopsy report of the deceased to establish a clear cause of death.


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