Sus­pects in killing of army cor­po­ral post bail

The Myanmar Times - - News - NAW BETTY HAN news­room@mm­times.com

THE three Arakan youths sus­pected of killing a mil­i­tary per­son­nel have been al­lowed to post bail amount­ing to K10 mil­lion (US$6290) each on Mon­day, a court of­fi­cial con­firmed.

The three were ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of the killing of army cor­po­ral Ko Win Htike on Septem­ber 25, ac­cord­ing to Win Myaing, a po­lice of­fi­cer from Sit­twe Town­ship po­lice.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors ap­par­ently did not find enough ev­i­dence to link them to the crime so they were al­lowed to post bail.

“Ac­cord­ing to the law, de­ten­tion with­out charges is lim­ited to 30 days. If there is not enough ev­i­dence to charge them, they are al­lowed bail” he said.

The de­tained sus­pects were iden­ti­fied as May Yu htun from Sit­twe town­ship, Aung Chay from Buthi­daung town­ship and Khai Bo Bo from Pauk­taw town­ship all in Rakhine State.

Aung Zaw Lin was ar­rested on the fi­nal day of his dis­tance univer­sity exam and Khai Bo Bo was ar­rested in Sit­twe. May Yu Htun was ar­rested be­fore his exam and failed to take it.

“It is so sad I lost my dig­nity and my ed­u­ca­tion. I was ar­rested and put in jailed even though there was no ev­i­dence that we killed him,” said May Yu Htun.

The sus­pects were ac­tive mem­bers of the Arakan Youth Con­gress (AYC). One of them, Aung Zaw Linn is also a mem­ber of Arakan Na­tional Party, and the party pro­vided bail for him, said Daw Aye Nu Sein, vice chair­man of the ANP.

“We just stand for Arakan youths who are the fu­ture lead­ers of the Arakan peo­ple. We hope the case will be dis­missed soon,” she said.

Khai Bo Bo said they re­leased ac­cord­ing to the po­lice pro­ce­dures on bail, in­clud­ing ap­ply­ing for their tem­po­rary re­lease in the court.

Photo: Sup­plied

The late Cor­po­ral Ko Win Htike and fam­ily.

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