Tata MD Slym falls to death in Bangkok

Tata Motors' (TTM) Managing Director Karl Slym, who headed the company's Indian operations, has been killed after falling from a room on the 22nd floor of a hotel in Bangkok in what Thai police suspect is a possible suicide.

Slym had been in Thailand for a meeting of the board of Tata's unit in the country.

Analyst Anil Sharma says Slym's death comes as Tata seems to be turning a corner; the latter had been hired from GM in 2012 to revive falling sales and market share. "It comes before his efforts bear fruit. We should be able to see the results in a year or two," Sharma says.

Tata's shares are -4.2% in Bombay.

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  • RayRay77077
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    Little known fact that there are more "suicides" from jumping off hotel balconies in Bangkok than any other city in the world. Bangkok police are also likely to rule a death a suicide even if the victim has a plastic bag tied over his head, hands bound behind his back and three gunshot wounds to the back of the skull.
    27 Jan 2014, 06:39 AM Reply Like
  • overlandpark4me
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    And if you try to investigate, you end up "committing suicide" too.
    27 Jan 2014, 01:45 PM Reply Like
  • User 195396
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    Yep, traveled to Thailand for a conference and then said the hell with it and jumped off the balcony-nothing to see here, just move along.
    27 Jan 2014, 02:07 PM Reply Like
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