Indian-American man found dead in Chang Klan hotel room

The body of an Indian-American man has been found dead in a hotel on Chang Klan Road, Chang Klan by staff yesterday morning Aug. 20).

Named as Tariq Ahmad, 45 and by some reports an Indian man but in other reports an American citizen, was found with no outward signs of trauma on his body leading police to believe he may have died of natural circumstances, however, subsequent investigations have led them to treat the case as possibly suspicious.

Staff at the hotel said that Mr. Ahmad had checked in with a Thai woman at 6 p.m. Sunday night at that at 7 p.m. room service had been ordered to the room with the Thai national answering the door.

The Thai woman is yet to be found and given the small amount of a money found in the room may have robbed the man before leaving.

The body was sent to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital for an autopsy.