BURMA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH PENALTY FOR MURDER OF 19-YEAR-OLD STUDENT
November 21, 2018:
The Kyaukse Township court sentenced three men involved in the killing of a student from the Kyaukse Government Technical Institute on 19 November 2018. One man received the death penalty and two others received lengthy sentences. (Sources: irrawaddy.com, 20/11/2018)
Aung Thu Hein, who stabbed Ko Nay Min Htet to death, received the death penalty. Min Khant Kyaw received 21 years imprisonment and Min Chit Aung received 20 years imprisonment for involvement in the fight that led to the killing of Ko Nay Min Htet.
Ko Nay Min Htet, 19, was in his final year at Kyaukse Government Technical Institute when he was playing a game on his cell phone while traveling with a friend in August 2018. Three men approached the pair and grabbed Ko Nay Min Htet’s phone.
When the two friends asked the robbers to return the phone, they were beaten up and U Nay Min Htet was stabbed to death.