Body of 18-year-old lady who got a taxi driver to livestream her suicide recovered (photos)
The body of an 18-year-old lady, filmed committing suicide by jumping from a Bangkok bridge early on Tuesday morning after a reported break-up with her boyfriend, has been found one kilometer downstream from the bridge Thursday afternoon.
She had requested a taxi driver to livestream her committing the suicide.
No charges had yet been filed against taxi driver, Pataradanai Noomsrinart who filmed the girl, said metropolitan Police Bureau deputy chief Pol Maj-General Sompong Chingdoung, but police were continuing to investigate him.
Scuba divers searched the area after a passing transport boat alerted police to a female body wearing a black shirt and jean shorts floating mid-river between Phra Arthit Pier and Phra Sumen Pier.
Sompong said the body was sent for autopsy and identification at Siriraj Hospital. Police said they believed it to be the teenager who was earlier filmed jumping from the bridge.
A Facebook live broadcast at 2am on Tuesday showed the apparently drunk teenager singing along with a song about a break-up. She then climbed to sit on the bridge rail while still drinking, before stepping over the rail and jumping into the Chao Phraya River.
The taxi driver has received a lot of criticism on social-media for holding the camera and watching her jump in the river without trying to stop her.
Kosolwat Indaruchanyong, deputy spokesman of the Office of the Attorney-General, warned that anyone who was in a position to prevent a suicide but failed to act could face a criminal charge, which provides for one month’s jail and/or a fine of up to Bt10,000.
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