Policeman shoots himself in public
- Published: 28/12/2012 at 07:45 PM
- Online news:
A deputy inspector committed suicide at a petrol station in Nong Chok district of Bangkok Friday afternoon, and colleagues are investigating why the man took his life.
Pol Capt Teerayut Kotchakong, dressed in formal uniform, was seen walking back and forth with a concerned look on his face after he parked his car, said a station employee.
The employee told the police that after about two hours, the man suddenly walked to his car and shot himself in the head with a pistol at around 1pm,
Pol Capt Teerayut had recently been promoted to deputy inspector (traffic) at the Rom Klao police station and appeared to have been happy at work, said his commanding officer, Pol Col Pantana Nutchanarot.
He was also working as a land broker and appeared to have no problem with that job either, said Pol Col Pantana.
Investigating officers have questioned the officer's wife and elder brother and are speculating that his decision to take his life might relate to his personal life.
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