A Thai woman reportedly jumped to her death from a condominium balcony early this morning, January 26th. Pattaya Police suspected that the woman might have been intoxicated and upset with her foreign boyfriend before deciding to take her own life.
At 1:30 AM, Pattaya police and Sawang Boriboon rescuers were alerted to an alleged suicide at a condominium located on South Pattaya Road in Soi 24 in the Banglamung district.
The victim, Mrs. Nichanan Bell, was a 45-year-old Thai woman from Nakhon Ratchasima province. She was only wearing dark underwear when the authorities found her lying decreased facing upward on the condo’s ground floor.
The victim was reported to have jumped off a balcony from the sixth floor, causing damage to two motorcycles before hitting the ground. She sustained multiple fractures to her limbs and neck, said the rescuers.
The police spoke with the sobbing foreign boyfriend of the victim and her friend. The statement and identity of the foreign boyfriend were not made public, but according to the friend, the victim and her boyfriend had been in a relationship for 6 to 7 months.
The two had just returned to Pattaya after the boyfriend sold his own house for money to buy his girlfriend a car and a house in Pattaya.
The friend said that the victim and her boyfriend had some drinks before they went up to their room in the condo. However, after only about five minutes, she heard a loud noise, which she initially thought was just some people arguing. She did not pay attention to it until a security guard ran to tell her that her friend had fallen from her room and was now dead.
Pattaya Police told the rescuers to transport the victim’s body to Banglamung Hospital for an autopsy.
The authorities suspected that the victim might have sulking about something that happened with her boyfriend while intoxicated and decided to take her life. There was no sign of a struggle inside the room other than a box full of beer bottles on the balcony, police said.
The foreign boyfriend was being questioned by police but was not believed to be a suspect and was extremely upset and emotional after the shocking and tragic incident.
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