Father jumps to death from three-story building in Bangkok following his bedridden daughter’s death due to Covid-19

PHOTO: Dailynews

Bangkok –

An 84-year-old father reportedly jumped to death from a three-story building in the Ratchathewi area of Bangkok yesterday morning, July 2nd, after his bedridden daughter, 57, died due to a Covid-19 infection.

Police from the Phayathai Police Station were alerted of the fatal incident at around 5:00 AM. The body of the elder man, who is ethnically Chinese, was spotted lying in front of the building located on Banthat Thong Road by a pedestrian.

Inside the commercial building, a female body who was believed to be his daughter was found. She was said to be a bedridden patient and was infected with the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Officials then closed the area before deploying a specialized operation team for investigation.

PHOTO: Dailynews

The initial investigation exposed that the 84-year-old man had committed suicide out of grief from the loss of his daughter who had just passed away due to the Covid-19 virus infection.

The relatives were invited for further discussion at a local police station. The body of the father would be transferred to Ramathibodi Hospital for autopsy while the daughter’s body was taken for a funeral at a local temple.

The female victim was reportedly waiting for a hospital bed, bringing more attention to the overall situation in Bangkok around the medical situation due to Covid-19.

Thailand hit a new record in cases today, most in the Bangkok area.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.