Shocking Incident: Police Col. Wachira Yaothaisong Shot Himself, Investigation Underway
BANGKOK – The Superintendent of Highway Police Division 2 committed suicide today at his house in the Pathum Thani province near Bangkok.
From the case of a criminal who shot a highway police inspector. Died in the home of Kamnan Nok, Takong Subdistrict, Mueang District, Nakhon Pathom Province, while attending a party. It was found that more than 25 police officers were involved at the scene. including superintendent-level police, highway police, police in the Nakhon Pathom area, and police from Phaya Thai Police Station until they were criticized in that society.
As reported by several Thai news agencies, one of the police officers at the gathering was Wachira. Wachira was accused of being aware of Nok’s request and invited Siwakorn to the gathering leading to Siwakorn’s death. However, Wachira denied the accusation and insisted that he did not invite Siwakorn.
While the investigation continues, 39 year old Wachira reportedly took his own life today at his home in the Lumlukka district of Pathum Thani province. The motive behind the suicide remains under investigation but it is believed to be related to Siwakorn’s case.
Police believe Wachira was stressed over Siwakorn’s case and chose to end his life. Police are unclear whether Wachira was alone while committing the act or if someone else was with him at the time.
The Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police (RTP), Torsak Sukwimon, disclosed that Wachira had been undergoing treatment for depression at Phramongkutklao Hospital. It is believed his symptoms might have been triggered by Siwakorn’s death.
KhaoSod reported that Wachira had withdrawn himself from the public and colleagues after Siwakorn’s death. He also left the group chat of the Royal Police Cadet Academy alumni the night before his death. His colleagues and superiors had made efforts to support and encourage him before he ended his life today.
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