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Russian Hangs in Patong Cell After Threat to Set Motorcycle on Fire

Russian Hangs in Patong Cell After Threat to Set Motorcycle on Fire

Sunday, June 19, 2011
UPDATE

The dead Russian tourist has been named as Evgeny Otrubyannikov, 25.

Original Report

PHUKET: A Russian tourist appears to have committed suicide in a Phuket police cell after having been arrested for behaving aggressively.

The man, say police in Patong, was acting in an alarming manner yesterday when he tipped motorcycle fuel over a hired motorcycle and himself and appeared likely to spark a fire.

The renter of the motorcycle went to police and the Russian man was placed under arrest.

His behavior was threatening and police decided to lock him up in cells overnight.

About 8pm last night, the man was found hanging by his shirt in a cell in Kathu Police Station, which oversees Patong.

The Russian honorary consulate has been contacted. The man's body is at Patong Hospital.
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Another client for the Phuket expat graveyard! RIP

Posted by Mario on June 19, 2011 17:56

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Clearly states he was a tourist NOT an expat....

Posted by Ricky on June 20, 2011 01:16

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Police should have handled this better, he was clearly suicidal yet they locked him up where he could finish what he had started earlier.

Posted by Powderfinger on June 20, 2011 07:11

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Someone threatening to torch themselves is in need of hospital care, not left alone in a cell under police custody. Poor guy was probably was on a drug, maybe even dosed. RIP
Unfortunately in Thailand, facilities to help such people in need are not forthcoming.

Posted by MediaWatcher on June 20, 2011 08:26


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