The chief of Kapo district police station in Pattani on Monday shot and killed himself in front of a subordinate officer while apparently waiting to meet a psychiatrist to discuss work-related stress problems.
The shooting occured in a car driven by Pol Cpl Tawan Saikiri, while Pol Col Adul Peenaba-ngo, 45, was travelling from Pattani to Yala province with his wife to meet a psychiatrist at a clinic on Siroros road in the municipality, police said.
Pol Cpl Tawan told police that he parked the car about 50 metres from the clinic and Pol Col Adul's wife got out to contact staff inside, leaving her husband waiting in the back seat. Pol Col Adul then took out his .357-calibre revolver and fired a single shot into his right temple.
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