BY: Jaishree Balasubramanian
Tata Motors MD Karl Slym apparently committed suicide after arguing with his wife and reading a note written by her that referred to “domestic problems”, Thai police said Tuesday.
Police said the three-page handwritten note found in his hotel room was written by his wife Sally. They said Slym could have taken the “extreme step” after reading the note by his wife of 30 years that mentioned “domestic problems”.
“The note was written by Sally Slym. The couple had had an argument. It is her writing,” said Police Lieutenant Somyot Booyakaew, adding it was not a suicide note. He said Slym’s death was not a murder.
Police now believe Slym must have jumped out of an open window in his 22nd floor suite at the Shangri-la Hotel as the opening was too small for a person to slip through and fall. The suite has a huge sealed window overlooking the Chao Praya River and a small window next to it that can be opened.
Slym died from the impact of the fall, which fractured his skull.
With inputs from – PTI