Thailand red-shirt leader's son commits suicide

The second-son of red-shirt leader Virakarn Musigapong fell to his death from his condominium room late Wednesday night, an incident believed to be a suicide.

The body of Prachatip Musigapong, 31, fell on the balcony of a room on the fourth floor of the Waterford Condominium on Soi Sukhumvit 53.

Empty beer cans and a suicide note written in his handwriting were found inside Prachatip's room on the ninth floor of the 13-storey building. A chair was found next to the wall of his room's balcony.

Police checked security camera's footage of the condominium and found that Prachatip returned to his room alone at 9 pm. Nobody was seen entering the room until he fell from his room at 10 pm.

He was a guitarist for the Sqweez Animal band. His letter talked about his girlfriend, a pop singer, who has recently broken up with him.

Virakarn rushed to the room and told police he believed his son committed suicide and the letter was written in his son's handwriting.

Metropolitan police chief Pol Maj Gen Sriwarah Rangsipramkul said all the indicators found at the scene pointed out the man killed himself.


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