By The Nation
The Sam Khok police station was alerted of the suicide at 7.30am by her uncle, Kornkrit Thongprayud, 65.
Kornkrit told police that he was about to leave his house and restaurant in Moo 1 village of Tambon Ban Ngiew when he spotted the pickup of Soraya Jaritngam, 30, parked out front.
Kornkrit said he initially thought his niece was sleeping but he smelled smoke from inside the pickup so he opened the door and found she had died.
The stove was on the floor in front of the front seat.
Kornkrit said he learned from his younger sister, Soraya’s mother, that his niece was suffering from depression and she has been seeing a doctor at the Thammasat University’s hospital.