Circular train delayed by truck on tracks
A passenger train on the Yangon Circular Railway was delayed for 38 minutes between Golf Course Station and Danyingone Station on August 8 because a 22-wheel truck was stuck on the tracks. U Tin Maung Htwe, who is still at large, was believed to have been driving the truck, which broke down on Number 4 road. Insein police have opened an investigation.
Ko Hla Zaw Thein, 37, stabbed her with a 12-inch knife, police said, after she asked for her money back. He was upset that she had made the demand in public. The woman was sent to Insein Hospital and the suspect is being charged with an offense that could result in up to 10 years in prison.
The gang of young, unemployed motorists were known to frequent scenic areas of Mandalay in the evening and prey on couples. They pilfered phones, wallets and valuables, as well as unattended motorbikes, according to Police Lieutenant Kyi Zin.
For suspects “Yee” Wai Yan of Aung Myay Thar San Township, Ko Myo Min Aye from Thinbaw Tan quarter, Ko Phoe Zaw from East Thirimingalar Ward, and Ko Aung Naing Oo from Amel Oo Tan quarter, the game was up at the close of the weekend when police caught them with a loot of phones, as well as daggers. After investigation, the suspects were also linked to a stabbing of a man on Kandaw Gyi Pat Road.
The district police station is pursuing charges under sections 326 and 382 of the penal code for grievous hurt that could lead to death and robbery. They face a combined potential sentence of 20 years in prison.