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Elderly man hangs himself from tree in front of Government House


An elderly man tried to commit suicide by hanging himself from a tree in front of Government House, but the knot on the loincloth noose slipped and fell to the ground.

He sustained minor injuries.
Put Intra, 70, made the attempt on his life at about 10.40am on Monday after he filed a complaint with the public complain-receiving centre at the PM’s Office in front of Government House.
The old man from Kanchanaburi province ran to a tree next to the fence in front of the centre and a bus stop. He climbed a ladder next to the tree and used his loincloth to hang himself.
After he fell, police took him to Vajira Hospital. He suffered bruising to the left leg.
Lieutenant Sanaya Paisarn, deputy inspector of Dusit Police Station, said Put would not be charged and officials were waiting for his relatives to take him home.
Put arrived at the public complaint-receiving centre at about 10am to ask for a plot of farmland.
He said his land had been seized under a court order after he guaranteed a loan for his relative, who failed to honour the debt.

Published : July 17, 2017

By : The Nation