Photograph courtesy of Pattaya Mail

A mentally disturbed Thai man yesterday wreaked havoc throughout the sacred partitions of Nimman Ratbumrung Temple, Nong Prue, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri.

The person, recognized as Preecha, barricaded himself contained in the temple’s major chapel, setting off a series of occasions that might finish in tragedy.

As information of the disturbance reached authorities, Ban Bueng Police swiftly descended upon the temple grounds. Their preliminary evaluation raised issues about potential hazard, prompting them to name for added reinforcements.

Armed with riot shields and crowbars, the officers ready for a tense confrontation. Negotiations with Preecha proved futile. Regardless of repeated makes an attempt to purpose with him, he remained unyielding. The scenario escalated as authorities breached the chapel doorways, solely to search out Preecha mendacity useless on the ground, his chest pierced by a Buddha picture.

Police speculated that Preecha had climbed up the principle Buddha construction, slipped and fell, tragically slicing his life quick when he fell onto the sharp pinnacle of a small brass Buddha statue, ensuing in a deadly impalement. The hallowed chamber additionally bore witness to chaos, with worship supplies scattered and damaged glass strewn about.

Investigations revealed a disturbing sequence of occasions. Earlier that day, Preecha had attacked Phra Base, a monk residing on the temple, with a fluorescent mild tube. Looking for refuge throughout the chapel, Preecha’s actions spiralled uncontrolled. He locked himself inside, refusing help and finally misplaced his life in a freak accident, reported Pattaya Mail.

Phra Base disclosed that Preecha had arrived on the temple on a Buddhist holy day, aspiring to spend the evening in a humble hut. Nonetheless, a sudden altercation with Phra Base set off the tragic chain of occasions. Additional revelations got here to mild when Phra Base admitted that Preecha had consumed medicine the day earlier than, shedding some understanding on his erratic behaviour.

Phra Khru Anucha Wangsra Thammo, the temple’s abbot, recounted listening to ominous noises emanating from the chapel simply earlier than the tragedy unfolded.

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