Mayan­gone man ad­mits to killing cab­bie

The Myanmar Times - - News - TOE WAI AUNG toe­wa­iaung@mm­times.com – Trans­la­tion by Khine Thazin Han

PO­LICE ar­rested a 28-year-old Mayan­gone town­ship man on Oc­to­ber 22 af­ter he ad­mit­ted to the mur­der, ear­lier this month, of a taxi driver af­ter the vic­tim failed to meet his de­mand for cash.

Ko Zarni Tun told po­lice that on Oc­to­ber 8 he hired a cab in front of Dagon Cen­ter 2 on U Ba Han Street in Mayan­gone town­ship. Ko Zarni Tun ad­mit­ted to then threat­en­ing the driver, U Win Hlaing, 50, from South Dagon town­ship, with a knife. When U Win Hlaing re­sponded that he had no money to give, Ko Zarni Tun stabbed the man and took his phone.

At 4pm, po­lice found U Win Hlaing dead in his taxi on U Ba Han Street in the town­ship’s 10th ward af­ter his wife in­formed po­lice that he was miss­ing. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion unit found a bloody 10-inch (25-cen­time­tre) knife near the cab, and in the back seat of the cab they found a pa­per bag and a bloody towel.

Po­lice set­tled on Ko Zarni Tun as a sus­pect and ar­rested him at 5:50pm near the Chaw Twin Gone traf­fic light on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road

He has been charged un­der sec­tion 302 of the pe­nal code, for mur­der, and could face life in prison if con­victed.

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