June 6, 2016

Ivan Romankin

The prospect of being deported following drug possession charges led a Russian man to commit suicide inside his hotel room in Phuket province.

Officers from Patong Provincial Police Station were called to a hotel in Patong district Monday afternoon after a maid had discovered the body a Russian man. Investigators, rescue volunteers and a paramedic from Patong Hospital arrived at the small 4-storey-building shortly after to inspect the scene.

Inside his room on the fourth floor, police found Ivan Romankin, 30, who had hanged himself at the back of his bedroom. A piece of fabric was found tied around his neck. He was found hanging from a protruding metal tongue in the ceiling .

Police did not find any signs of a crime on the body or in the room. A paramedic who conducted an on-the-spot examination estimated the time of death to be six hours before he was found by the maid.

An initial investigation revealed that Mr Romankin had previously been charged with the possession of marijuana. He was due to appear in court the next day. Police presumed that Mr Romankin had committed suicide to evade deportation in case he was convicted of the crime.

An autopsy has been scheduled at Patong Hospital to verify the cause of death. The Russian Embassy has been notified of the death.

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Case Details

Source Thairath
Date of Death: June 6, 2016
Last Edited: 3 years ago
Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Russian
Cause of Death: Suicide
Province: Phuket
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