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Man meditates in temple … then hangs himself

Meditates: A Buddhist man was found hanged inside a temple compound in Loei province’s Dan Sai district on Wednesday evening after being seen meditating nearby.


Police were alerted at 4.30pm of the suicide in a storage building at Wat Phone Chai.

The man. later identified as Sitthisak Nam-arsa, 27, from Udon Thani, was found hanged with a nylon rope to a ceiling beam.

A construction worker, Sutee Puangphai, 34, said he had earlier seen Sitthisak walking in meditation three times around the monument of Lord Buddha’s footprint replica before disappearing into a toilet.

His body was sent for a post-mortem at Dan Sai Hospital.

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