Russian Man Found Dead in Bangkok Canal: Police Investigate Apparent Suicide with Multiple Wounds


At 8:00 AM, on May 1st, 2024, Bangrak police received a report of a Russian man found dead with more than 10 cut wounds on his left arm in Old Hua Lamphong Canal, Bangrak, Bangkok.

Bangrak police and emergency services were dispatched to the reported canal and found a body floating with a white shoelace tied to the man’s neck at the edge of the canal. Moreover, there were traces of more than 10 cut wounds on the man’s left wrist and arm.

The police found a passport whose name was publicly identified only as Mr. Azonov, a 40-year-old Russian, and a broken bottle with bloodstains on it which was assumed to be an object to harm the Russian man. The Russian man was deceased for one to two days, according to the police.

Upon further police investigation, an unidentified local told the police that the Russian man was a homeless person who had been living on the road and sleeping at the local shrine for a while. Two days before the body was found, the Russian man was found wearing only blue short pants and speaking to himself.

According to the police report, it was assumed that the Russian man might have died by suicide by using the broken bottle to cut his left wrist and arm before tying his neck around the shoelace to the fence at the edge of the canal. However, the police were investigating the case and the body was transferred to the police hospital for autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Initially, the police coordinated with the Russian Embassy to contact his family and relatives for further religious ceremonies.

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Kittisak Phalaharn
Kittisak has a passion for outgoings no matter how tough it will be, he will travel with an adventurous style. As for his interests in fantasy, detective genres in novels and sports science books are parts of his soul. He works for Pattaya News as the latest writer.