A former policeman shot himself in his rented Prachin Buri house early on Wednesday, police said.

 

Debted former policeman: The Muang Prachin Buri police station was alerted of the suicide at 12.30am.

The body of Pol Sr Sgt-Major Patiphat Prempran, 55, a former border patrol policeman, was found lying in front of a closet on the ground floor of the two-storey townhouse. He had a gunshot wound to his left temple and his 9mm pistol was found nearby.

His wife, Angkhana Prempran, 63, told police she was watching TV when she heard a gun fire and found her husband already dead.