Bangkok : In a fresh twist to the death of Karl Slym, Tata Motors Managing Director, Thai police said on Tuesday that a 3-page handwritten note found in his hotel room, from where he plunged to his death, was written by his wife Sally.
wife said that they had rowed so much about a family problem that she could not talk to her husband any more. They had been fighting and it had become very loud. Finally, she wrote him a long letter and went to bed.”
She learned of his death from police officers who knocked on her hotel room door on Sunday morning.
The police are now saying the Tata Motors boss could have taken the “extreme step” after reading the note penned by his wife that mentioned the “domestic problems”.
The couple married in 1984 and would have celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this summer. They met after Karl had a car accident and his future wife, who worked in insurance, helped him complete the paperwork. They had no children.
51-year-old Slym’s body was found on Sunday by the staff of the riverside Shangri-la Hotel on the balcony of the fourth floor after plunging from the 22nd floor.
He was in Bangkok to attend a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Thai subsidiary of his company.
There were no signs of a struggle in the British national’s room, which did not have a balcony but had a big sealed glass window and another smaller window that could be opened. ”We found a window open. The window was very 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 investigation we believe he jumped,” said the police officer.