Epileptic drowns in Takhiantia lake

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Police suspect a man suffering from epilepsy committed suicide by drowning himself in a Takhiantia fish pond.

Rescuers pulled the body of Sarayuth Sripan, 30, from the deep Moo 3 village lake June 12.

Sarayuth’s grieving mother, Sarapee Rakkwamsuk, 53, said he had suffered from epilepsy since childhood and underwent a brain operation at age 13 and has been on medication since.

The day Sarayuth, he told his mother he was tired of the effects of the pills and refused to take them any longer. Then he jumped in the lake.