A 48 year old woman was found hanged yesterday afternoon from a longan tree in her garden.
Rescue workers say that she had been dead for two to three hours by the time they arrived.
An uncle of the deceased told police that she had seen a flyer which was regularly handed out in the village offering a loan at 20% interest.
She took out a 12,000 baht loan and had been paying the loansahrks back until recently when she missed two days’ payment.
Debt collectors began to harass and threaten her, with many different debt collectors coming at all times of the day and night regularly to continue to pressure her.
She finally snapped, said the uncle, and hanged herself.
The uncle told CityNews that these flyers and name cards are distributed constantly, offering 20% per month interest rates on loans, and many people have struggled to meet the illegal interest rates.
A man has been arrested after the police traced his phone number and he was found with a note pad containing the victims debts, along with many other people. It was also confirmed that he was the one who threatened her the most.
Police say that the woman had called her relatives prior to her suicide to tell them goodbye and had also revealed the name of the loanshark.