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Politician in murder-suicide in Phuket hotel

A Trang politician and his girlfriend were found dead in a the Baan Ton Sai Garden Resort in Patong yesterday afternoon (December 18).

murder suicidePolice believe that Prasit Intaro, 43, a member of the Tambon Wongmaprang council, first strangled Yuwadee Sriket, 29, with a belt, then hanged himself with a shirt from a curtain rail.

Called to the scene, police were confronted with the sight of Ms Yuwadee, dead and naked in the bed, and Mr Prasit, wearing only underwear, hanging from the curtain rail. Both had been dead at least 12 hours.

They learned that Ms Yuwadee had been working as a cashier in a Patong hotel, and they found a note from Mr Prasit to his mother, asking for her forgiveness and requesting that she look after his children.

Questioning staff, officers learned that Mr Prasit and Ms Yuwadee were frequent guests at the hotel.

Mr Prasit arrived by motorbike just before 1am yesterday and checked in. When, later in the day, a maid knocked on the door wanting to clean the room, there was no answer.

The maid peeked through the window of the room and saw Ms Yuwadee on the bed, apparently dead.

Police believe that Mr Prasit, who had a wife and children in Trang, was carrying on an affair with Ms Yuwadee.

Hotel staff said they had heard the couple arguing a couple of months earlier, and investigators believe, from what the staff heard, that Ms Yuwadee may have told Mr Prasit she wanted to break off the relationship to leave her free to go out with “a foreigner”.

The bodies were taken to Patong Hospital for forensic examination.

Phuket News

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