A male body with tape on its mouth, hands and feet was found on the Ywathitchaung roadside in Mawtin Yaryi market ward, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon Region and a case has been filed under Section 302 of the Criminal Procedure Code (Pa) 32/2021 in Lamadaw Township Police Station.
While further investigation into the case, it was found that the deceased person was U Thein Han, 65, son of U San Tint, who lived in 14 ward, Shwepaukkan myothit, North Okkalapa Township, and was the supervisor (day shift) in Shwedagon Pagoda Square Cleaning Department.
It was investigated that he returned back home after his shift around 3 pm in the evening of 6 March. According to CCTV footage, he was seen getting in the grey colour of Honda Civic car (YGN 5G/6965) after crossing the road from the east stairway of Shwedagon Pagoda around 3:12 pm.
While conducting investigation to the suspected vehicle, combined team consisted of security forces arrested the vehicle with San Htike Aung (a) Htike Gyi (a) Than Bi, in Number 12 territory of Bogyoke village, Thanlyin Township.
According to further investigation, he confessed that he, together with Ye Ko, who lives in Pazundaung Township and Thagyo (real name unknown) found a 60-year-old man at Bahan Thone Lan bus stop while they were wandering around the city for robbery in Dagon Township.
They offered a ride to him to Shwepaukkan where he lives for 1000 kyats and when the car reached near Nawaday cinema, Ye Ko put the knife to the victim who was later taped at his hands, mouth and feet and murdered him with iron stick to the head, neck and feet.
After they had taken a gold ring with white/red stones, one gold invoice, one Oppo phone, 1 steel colour watch, and 30,000 kyats, they threw the dead body on the Ywathitchaung roadside in Mawtin Yaryi Market ward.
According to further investigation, these three criminals also committed similar robberies to a woman and a man one week ago and in February respectively and released the victims after taking money and items from them.
It is also reported that San Htike Aung (a) Htike Gyi (a) Than Bi has criminal records and had been in prison. A case has been opened against him and security forces are investigating to arrest Ye Ko and Thagyo, according to Myanmar Police Force.—MNA