Homeless Thai man found dead with signs of possible physical assault near Pattaya area hospital

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

Banglamung, Chonburi —

An unidentified Thai nomad was found dead with a severely bruised face and leg injuries in a COVID-19 screening area of a Chonburi hospital.

Pol. Lt. Col. Nitipoom Butwon from the Huay Yai police station was called to check on a body discovered at Wat Yanasangwararam Woramahawihan Hospital at 3 PM yesterday, November 7th.

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

The hospital was located in the Huay Yai subdistrict of Banglamung, Chonburi. The male body was found lying upward in the COVID-19 screening area by a hospital worker.

The man wore a long-sleeved blue shirt and shorts, according to police. He suffered bruised eyelids and cuts on his left eyebrow and legs. His cause of death could not be determined as of press time, but police believed he was dead for at least six hours.

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

Police collected a plastic bag beside the man’s body, which contained a prescription labeled “Mr. Nopporn Puangraksa,” 44, as evidence.

A hospital worker whose name was withheld by police said the man was homeless and always slept at the hospital. Last week, he was reportedly beaten by his friends who drank with him for unknown reasons and came to the hospital for help.

After being treated, the man was released and still seemed well before he was found dead on the ground near the hospital yesterday. Pol. Lt. Col. Nitipoom stated he would question more hospital staff to identify the man and transfer his body to a forensic center to determine his cause of death.

This is the second case in the past week of a homeless person found possibly physically assaulted in a public place in the area, as seen here.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.