Police suspect Karl Slym jumped to his death

Written by Reuters | Bangkok | Updated: Jan 28 2014, 06:19am hrs
Karl Slym, MD of Tata Motors, died after falling from a hotel room in Bangkok in what police said on Monday could be possible suicide. Slym, 51, had attended a board meeting of the firms Thailand unit and was staying with his wife in a room on the 22nd floor of the Shangri-La hotel. Hotel staff found his body on Sunday on the fourth floor, which juts out above the lower floors. "We didn't find any sign of a struggle," police lieutenant Somyot Boonyakaew, who is heading the probe, said. We found a window open. The window was small so it was not possible that he would have slipped. He would have had to climb through the window to fall out because he was a big man. From my initial probe, we believe he jumped. The police found a three-page note in English which they are translating into Thai.