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Man ‘abandoned’ at Khon Kaen temple dies after three years

Apr 10. 2019
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By The Nation

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A partially paralysed man found dead at a Khon Kaen temple on Wednesday morning had apparently been abandoned there by his family years ago.

Pol Lt Co Chana Krotha of the Chum Phae district police has appealed to relatives of the unidentified man to come forward and claim the body.

Monks at Wat Tha Jaeng Sawangg Lamsoen in the village of Ban Kaeng Yao found the man, who was about 60 years old, in a storage room. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Lay helper Boonlong Phakham said the man’s family left him at the temple late one night three years ago. The monks had cared for him ever since.

Boonlong said someone once phoned to inform the monks that the man’s daughter would be taking him home after she graduated from university, but no one ever came.

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