Deceased Beggar Found to Have 1.5 Million Baht in Bank

 | Thu 2 Jun 2016 06:43 ICT

CityNews – A beggar who passed away while in the Wat Wat Krok Krak temple in Samutsakorn was found to have over 1.5 million baht in a bank account, and authorities are trying to find relatives of the deceased to give the money to in inheritance.

deceased beggar

85-year-old Pun Anoma was found dead in the temple he used to sleep rough in and beg in every day on June 1.

After authorities took his body away and tried to contact relatives, they discovered that the man had over 1.5 million baht in a bank account too.

Pun has a brother who passed away in 2014, and had lost contact with family for years. Authorities managed to contact 64-year-old Pen Tuntamcheua who is his sister-in-law.

The Chiang Mai Provincial Social Development and Human Security Office continue to contact direct relatives and will manage the inheritance.