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    Wealthy Thai-Indian couple drown on Koh Tao

    Nothing gets past these Thai doctors.

    But at least the cameras were work....

    SURAT THAI: A wealthy Thai-Indian were found drowned in a hotel pool on Koh Tao while holidaying on the island. Police found no signs of foul play.

    Rakesh Sajjathammakun, 59, and his wife Anchu, 55, are believed to have died while swimming in the pool at the Jamahkiri Resort & Spa on Friday.

    Their son Ratich Sajjathammakun, 34, alerted police after he found his parents lying in the water. He called hotel staff for help but attempts to revive the couple failed.

    The couple owned a five-star hotel in Phuket and plastics factories in Rayong and Prachin Buri provinces, Thai media reported on Saturday.

    Pol Col Kriangkrai Kraikaew, chief of Koh Tao police, told Thai media that the couple had visited the island for a holiday with their son. After checking into the hotel, they went for a walk. Their son left for a nearby beach while his parents went to the pool, according to police investigation.

    Police found no traces of a struggle or any other signs of foul play at the scene. Investigators were told that Rakesh had some underlying health conditions, including obstructive sleep apnea, said Pol Col Kriangkrai.

    Closed-circuit television cameras at the hotel had not been working for several months due to lack of maintenance. The hotel had not opened the swimming pool during the Covid-19 outbreak, said Pol Col Kriangkrai.

    Investigators believe that either Rakesh or his wife had got into trouble while swimming, and that the other had tried unsuccessfully to help.

    Thai media reported that the couple’s son cast no doubt on the cause of his parents’ deaths. During an initial examination of the bodies, a doctor concluded that the couple died due to lack of oxygen to the brain.
    Wealthy Thai-Indian couple drown on Koh Tao

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    Definitely a case for TDCSI!

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    Jeepers, 100 things wrong with this scenario.

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    2 people dying at the same time in a swimming pool? Strange, temperature shock or electric shock maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    2 people dying at the same time in a swimming pool? Strange, temperature shock or electric shock maybe?
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    Thai media reported that the couple’s son cast no doubt on the cause of his parents’ deaths.
    I think we have to find out if he was in the will...

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    Follow the money, Definitely stinks of an assassination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    his wife Anchu
    Has sneezing been ruled out?

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    Koh Tao has to be the number 1 murder destination in Thailand.

    A few brown envelopes to the right people and job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    2 people dying at the same time in a swimming pool? Strange, temperature shock or electric shock maybe?
    I'm plumping for the electric shock...

    ...too easy to make this look like an accident as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    2 people dying at the same time in a swimming pool? Strange, temperature shock or electric shock maybe?
    maybe the chlorine shock chemicals were just put in.

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    Koh Tao. Unusual place to have unexplained tourist deaths.

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    []Has sneezing been ruled out?

    Lulu has cracked a good one there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Koh Tao has to be the number 1 murder destination in Thailand.

    A few brown envelopes to the right people and job done.
    plus a lack of oxygen to the brains? where have we heard this before on KOH TAO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I'm plumping for the electric shock...
    the son, when coming back from his beach walk, jumped into the pool and dragged his parents out of it.
    So not electric shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I think we have to find out if he was in the will...

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    Police found no traces of a struggle or any other signs of foul play at the scene.
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    Bodies of couple who died at a Koh Tao pool sent to police hospital for autopsies


    Medical examiners at the Police General Hospital will do an autopsy on the bodies of the billionaire couple who were both found dead in a resort pool on Koh Tao, an island in the Gulf of Thailand off the Surat Thani coast. The results on the cause of death will be released in around 2 weeks, Koh Tao police chief Kriangkrai Kraikaew said, adding that police “are looking into all aspects to find the conclusive reasons for their deaths.”


    The Thai-Indian couple Rakeshwar and Anshoo Sachathamakul, 59 and 55 years old, were visiting the island with their 34 year old son Ratish. On Friday, the travelled from the Chumphon province on the mainland to Koh Tao. After the family checked in at the Jamahkhiri Resort & Spa, the couple went to relax at the pool. Ratish found both his parents dead in the water.



    No hotel staff where by the pool when the couple died. At the resort’s surveillance cameras by the pool are broken. A staff member told police they saw Rakeshwar’s body floating near the pool ladder and Anshoo’s body was in a shallow area of the pool where the water was just a metre deep.


    Reports say Ratish had called for the hotel staff and dove into the pool to drag their bodies to the surface. Rescue workers arrived on the scene and administered CPR. Police say there are no signs of struggle. An initial examination by medical staff say the couple died from drowning. Rakeshwar had underlying conditions of diabetes, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea.


    Rakeshwar was the co-owner and CEO of the Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach, owner of the the Bangkapi Manison apartments in Bangkok, and managing director of Wireform A.N., a Thailand-based manufacturer of precision springs and plastic parts.



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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    A staff member told police they saw Rakeshwar’s body floating near the pool ladder and Anshoo’s body was in a shallow area of the pool where the water was just a metre deep.
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Reports say Ratish had called for the hotel staff and dove into the pool to drag their bodies to the surface.
    .....



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    owner of the the Bangkapi Manison apartments in Bangkok
    Would be surprised if Pat hasn't lived there.

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    Pesky CCTV always breaking unless I'm nicking a glass to take home with me then apparently it can identify me from a mile away.

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    LOL nev taking that seriously.

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    ^ Beta-cuck thing. They get very upset.



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    If you look on trip adviser at the hotels pool, you'd be amazed at how a couple of adults could drown in such a small and shallow pool.

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    As of yesterday they didn't even have this topic as a thread on Thai Visa forum.

    The autopsies will tell either if they drowned or they did not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    If you look on trip adviser at the hotels pool, you'd be amazed at how a couple of adults could drown in such a small and shallow pool.
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