Burmese man stabs Burmese woman to death outside Bangkok shopping mall

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A Burmese man stabbed a fellow Burmese woman to death outside Platinum Mall in Bangkok, Thailand, at midday today. The killer told the police he was angry at the deceased for telling their employer that he was slacking at work.

At 12pm, officers from Phayathai Police Station were informed of a stabbing outside the Platinum Fashion Mall in the Ratchathewi district of Bangkok.

Police found 34 year old Phyu Mar Aung, from Myanmar, lying on the steps in front of the department store – her clothes saturated with blood. Phyu Mar Aung suffered five stab wounds on her torso, arms and back.

Paramedics from Phramongkutklao Hospital performed CPR on Phyu Mar Aung for 30 minutes. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

After the fatal stabbing, the perpetrator Thet Lin Oo – also from Myanmar – tried to escape but was apprehended by the department store’s security guards and handed over to the police.

Police arrested Thet Lin Oo and took him to Phayathai Police Station for interrogation.

Superintendent of Phayathai Police Station Pol. Col. Kritsadaporn Jongsakorn said that from an initial interrogation, he found out that the perpetrator and deceased were well-acquainted as they both set up fruit stalls about 100 metres away from each other under the same employer.

The killer, Thet Lin Oo, told the police that the deceased would often tell the employer that he was lazy at work and always playing on his phone. This angered him so much that he used a three-inch knife to stab Phyu Mar Aung five times outside the busy shopping mall.

Initially, police charged Thet Lin Oo with murder and detained him to face prosecution.

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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