Slym and wife were having marital problems: Thai police

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Karl Slym
Bangkok, Jan 30: Sally, the wife of Tata Motors Managing Director Karl Slym who died mysteriously after plunging from his 22nd floor hotel room here, had been having marital problems and wanted him to move back to the UK, Thai police said today.

The final conclusion on Slym's death will be announced after receiving autopsy and forensic reports, police said. According to Sally, the couple were having marital problems for quite some time. She said they couldn't live a normal family life because of his work, chief investigating officer Somyot Booyakaew told reporters.

Slym had to travel a lot, while Sally wanted him to have more time but his duties did not allow that to happen, he said. Before moving to India, Slym, a British national, was with General Motors in China, and Sally wanted him to move back to the UK, Somyot said, referring to the wife's testimonials.

Slym, 51, fell to his death early last Sunday from a window in the suite at the riverside Shangri-la Hotel that he was sharing with Sally. The couple had been married for almost three decades. The executive came to Bangkok with his wife to attend a board meeting of the Thai subsidiary of his company.

Somyot said Sally told police she had written the three-page letter found in their hotel room. In the letter, Sally wrote to her husband about what she wanted from him and about her feelings, as advised by her counsellor, Somyot cited her testimony as saying.

PTI

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