Mayangone man admits to killing cabbie
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.