Late-stage cancer cited as motive for 6th floor Bangkok suicide jump
A 45-year-old Indian man is believed to have committed suicide by jumping off a building in Bangkok’s Lat Yao district on Sunday due to stress over his colon cancer.
Following a report of a suicide jump at 6.40am, Pol Lieutenant Chakkrit Suwannawong of the Pahoyothin precinct led a team of forensic officers, rescue workers and a medical examiner to the scene at the Supalai Park condominium compound on Soi Paholyothin 21.
They found the body of Anil Narang in the garden behind the building where he lived with four other family members in a room on the sixth floor.
The relatives told police that the man had been under immense stress from late-stage colon cancer, which probably drove him to commit suicide.
His room had no sign of struggle or of being ransacked, while a suicide note was found citing the serious ailment and stress as his motive. Police took the body for an autopsy. It will then be released for the family to host a funeral for Narang.