Debt-ridden worker commits suicide

A 29-year-old go-down worker in Bangkok hanged himself early this morning (Nov. 10) after failing to clear a big debt with a money lender, the Thai-language Daily News reported.

Two hours before the suicide, the desperate worker had gone out to rob two convenience stores, before returning to his room, where he wrote a suicide note.

“Dear boss, family and friends,

“I apologize for having committed a crime. I stole a motorcycle and robbed two stores. I lost my senses. Please forgive me.”

The go-down owner was shocked by the suicide. “He was a quiet guy and had been with me for a year. I heard that he was addicted to gambling and was in debt.”


Top: Debt written in an artistic way. Created and photographed by Christian Schnettelker ( (CC-BY-2.0)

By Songpol Kaopatumtip