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Elderly monk found hanged in Phitsanulok temple

Jun 15. 2019
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By The Nation

An elderly abbot of a small temple in Phitsanulok was found hanged in his temple on Saturday morning, police said.

The body of Phra Thongdee Inthasit, 77, was found hanged with a piece of his monk cloth inside his living quarters at Wat Fah Pa Himmaphan in Moo 13 village in Tambon Don Thong of Phitanulok’s Muang district at 6.35am.

Somsong Jaisamak, 64, said he found Thongdee dead when he visited the monk to give him alms in his living quarters.

Somsong said the abbot has been living alone at the temple for over 10 years and he has been suffering from joint pain and could not walk to receive alms for two years. Somsong visited the monk every morning to give alms.

The body was sent for an autopsy to the King Naresuan University’s hospital.

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