MYANMAR: TWO MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR RAPE AND MURDER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
September 20, 2018:
Kengtung District Court in eastern Shan State on September 17, 2018 ruled that two men to be hanged till death for rape and murder of a 19-year-old tenth grader, according to Shan State Police Force. (Sources: Asianews network 18/09/2018)
This is the heaviest sentence ever passed by the district court, said a police officer.
"In this case, a girl was raped, burnt to death and thrown away. The investigation through a ring on the corpse led to the arrest of the two suspects now under prosecution. Today, the district court sentenced them to death by hanging them until they definitely die," said an official from Shan State Police Force on September 17.
On December 22 last year, an unidentified woman's charred body was found near Namlan hydropower station on the way to Loimway in Kengtung Township.
One suspect Soe Lwin, aged 40, was arrested by police in Kengtung on December 25. He pleaded guilty of rape and murder on December 26.
Another suspect Aik Pe (aka) Sai Shen, aged 29, was arrested in Thazi town while he was there to face court trial for a car crash.