Russian Man Found Mortally Beaten in Pattaya Hotel

CHONBURI — A Russian man died on his way to a hospital in Pattaya last night after a hotel worker found him severely beaten outside of his hotel room.

According to police, staff at Lido Grand Hotel in south Pattaya found the 39-year-old man unconscious and severely brusied in front of his room on the second floor.

He passed away on his way to to the hospital, where medical workers said he died from internal bleeding after being physically assaulted.

"Based on his stay record at the hotel, the deceased had rented the hotel room for a month, and his rent will expire in the next two days," said Pol.Lt. Temtrong Rodsiri, a police officer at Pattaya Police Station.

"As for the reason why the deceased was beaten to the point of death, we are completely in the dark. We do not know any possible motive because no witness has come forward so far."

She added that police will inspect CCTV footage in the hotel and surrounding areas for clues. 

Pattaya is a coastal resort town east of Bangkok with a popular red-light district and high crime rate. 

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