A BIG businessman who committed suicide in his luxury condominium in Pathumwan area yesterday (July 13) left a note complaining about business stress and also recorded a video clip detailing who he is giving his assets to, Thai News Agency and Krungthep Thurakit newspaper said today (July 14).
Pol. Col. Krisna Pattnacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, said police officers rushed to the condominium upon being alerted of a death there and met Ms Peerakarn Poonphol, 20, daughter of Parithat Poonphol, 46, who had used a semi-automatic Sig Sauer pistol to kill himself.
Initial investigation did not show any signs of struggle and relatives later said the deceased had been coping with a lot of business stress and that they were not suspicious of his death.
According to Khaosod daily, Parithat Poonphol was a famous businessman and was the managing director of both Grand Eastern and Racing Spirit companies with the latter operating a racing business. He was at present building a car racing arena in Chonburi with 4 billion baht.
According to Krungthep Thurakit daily, police officers gathering evidence at the condominium found Parithat’s mobile phone which they took with them to check and this showed that aside from a suicide note he left behind, which upon reading showed the level of business stress he was facing, he had recorded a video clip will within the cellphone detailing who should get his assets.
Top: Parithat Poonphol lying dead on his bed after committing suicide. Photo: Thai News Agecy
Inset: Parithat, left, shaking hands with a business associate. Photo: Motorsportlives.com via Khaosod newspaper