Bangkok police are investigating the bizarre death of a Bhutanese national who died from electrocution while climbing over the fence surrounding his house early Monday morning.
Investigators and police officers from Wang Thong Lang Police Station were called to the scene after a resident discovered the dead body of a middle-aged man slammed over the fence of a domicile in Bangkok’s Wang Thong Lang district.
Deputy investigator Pol Capt Udom Wanwet and Wang Thong Lang superintendent Pol Col Thammanun Bungrueang went to investigate the scene. When they arrived in Soi Pradit Manutham 3, they discovered the body of Changai Doji, aged 48 years, slammed over the iron fence surrounding his house.
Mr Doji, who Pol Capt Udom found out worked as a Finance Officer at the Bhutanese Embassy, was wearing a t-shirt and shorts and was lying face down on top of the spiked iron fence. His left arm showed signs of a burn. Police concluded that the wound was caused by electricity flowing through the metal which also killed Mr Doji when he tried leaving his property.
Before his unfortunate death, Mr Doji reportedly hired a security guard of the gated community he was staying at with his friend to make a withdrawal at a nearby bank. When we patrolled the area as usual at midnight, he saw the man stuck in the fence who had already died.
Police confirmed Mr Doji died of electrocution. However, they are yet to interview his friend and roommate who had been in the house throughout the incident. Officers will view CCTV footage from the area to try to understand why the man had climbed over his fence.
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