Pattaya ex-councilman commits suicide

Forensic Science police and a medical team from Banglamung Hospital inspect the scene where former Nong Plalai councilman Jaroon Boonsamer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A former Nong Plalai councilman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a suicide driven by numerous personal problems.

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Jaroon Boonsamer, 73, was found in his house Oct. 23 with a single gunshot to the head and a 38-caliber pistol at his side.

His children told police that Jaroon had been depressed about family problems. They were elsewhere in the house when they heard the shot, his son and daughter said.

Jaroon’s distraught family tries to answer police questions moments after the suicide.