Drunk Man Tries To Commit Suicide with DaughterA drunken Thai man tried to commit suicide by jumping of an overpass bridge with his 7 year old daughter.
PATTAYA-August 9th [PattayaDailyNews] at 17.30 pm Pol.Lt.Bunyat Mawan- deputy inspector of Bang lamung police station- was notified that a drunken man had took his daughter onto an overpass and threatened to jump. After notification the police officers rushed to the scene.
At the scene the officers found that the drunken man had already been caught by some local people and his daughter was also safe. The drunken man was identified as Mr Qirat Popadom aged 40 and his daughter was Ms Chanida Popadom aged 7 who was really shook up by the incident.
Upon questioning Mr Qirat he said that he had travelled from Ayuthaya province with his daughter to meet his wife who lived in Sakonnakorn province after he had argued with her but couldn’t find her . Later he asked his wives relatives where she was and they told him she was working in in Pattaya. After arriving in Pattaya he found his wife in Jomtien district and he tried to reconcile with her but she didn’t want anything to do with him and she fled away on her motorbike. This then made him very angry so he got drunk and then decided to take his daughter to the overpass to jump off to commit suicide. Fortunately, the girl was screaming out for help and Mr.Lek and his friends intervened and stopped him jumping with his daughter.
However, the police officers prosecuted Mr Qirat on a charge of being drunk and putting his daughter in danger. She was then sent to a children’s home before notifying her relative to come and collect her.