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Male doctor, friend arrested after teen’s death plunge during alleged gay-sex tryst

May 20. 2019
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By The Nation

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A male doctor working in the beauty field and his male friend – apprehended by police on Saturday after their 18-year-old guest fell to his death from a balcony at the doctor’s 20th floor condominium room in Bangkok – were still giving confusing testimonies on Monday morning, police said.

The condo appeared to be the scene of a gay-sex tryst at the time of the incident, according to police.

A police source at Thong Lor police station on Monday said that the two suspects as of 10am appeared to still be under the influence of crystal methamphetamine, also known as “ice”, nine grams of which officers had seized at the scene on Saturday. 

The two men, both in their 30s and whose names had not been not released as of press time, will be brought in front of the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court on Tuesday, when police will apply for the first 12-day detention order over an initial charge of possession of an illicit drug, the source said. 

Police want to keep them in detention pending the result of an investigation into whether they had caused the death of the teenager, the source added. 

The autopsy to determine the time and cause of the teen’s death is expected to take 15 days as he reportedly had a great deal of narcotics in his system, affecting the determination as to whether he had died before or after the fall from the balcony. 

The 18-year-old victim, whose name has also not yet been released, was found wearing only a G-string. 

Thong Lor precinct officers received the report of his death at 3.30pm on Saturday. 

A police check of the building’s CCTV recordings found that the victim had entered the condo block with two older men and gone up to the 20th floor with them.

This led to their inspection of the room and apprehension of the two older men, who insisted that the teenager had become intoxicated and fallen from the balcony, the source said.

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