The chief of Pathum Thani’s Sam Khok district was found dead in his bedroom on Friday morning.
His driver, Silapachai Puntrakul, called police to the home of Pairat Limsakul at 7.30am.
He said he’d arrived to take the district chief to work but he didn’t answer the door, so he went inside and found him dead.
A doctor determined that Pairat had been dead for about half an hour. The body was sent for autopsy at Thammasat Hospital.