CID investigating murder of Tatmadaw engineer
OFFICIALS have yet to come to a conclusion in the investigation of a double homicide involving a military engineer and his wife.
Major Wai Phyo Aung and Dr Khin Sandi Kyaw were found dead with stab wounds last week, according to the Criminal Investigation Department.
The CID is conducting laboratory work, according to Police Colonel Zaw Khin Aung of the Nay Pyi Taw Region Police Force. He added that the grisly murder was a rarity for the capital.
“The CID has to conduct a DNA examination. That information is important. We can use machinery and scientific techniques to try to get to the bottom of the case as urgently as possible,” he said.
Maj Wai Phyo Aung, who worked at the Panglong Military Engineering Regiment, was returning from a business trip with his wife and daughter in the car on September 13. He and his wife began quarrelling.
While on the phone to his brother, the major dropped the line after saying that his wife was trying to stab him, according to the brother.
The major was found dead from stab wounds near milepost 8/4 on the Tatkon to Panglong road on the night of September 13. His wife was found at mile post 5/1 with 31 stab wounds on her body the following day.
The couple’s five-year-old daughter was found asleep in the backseat of the car. The knife and blood-stained clothing have been sent to a laboratory in Yangon.
According to the Tatkon police station, the family members of the deceased are on opposing sides and each blame the other for the incident.
– Translation by Emoon