A 79-year-old man with several chronic ailments killed himself with a shotgun at his home in Pathum Thani’s Muang district on Monday night.
Police said Lek Yingprasert was killed by shotgun pellets after shooting himself in the mouth.
His son, Boonlert Yingprasert, said Lek suicided at about 10pm.
Police were called to check the scene at 12.30am on Tuesday. The body was sent for a post-mortem at Thammasat University Hospital.