Myanmar man slays roommate, licks blood from knife


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Myanmar man slays roommate, licks blood from knife
The Nation / Phuket Gazette

PHUKET: Bangkok Police yesterday arrested a Myanmar man who they claimed killed a countryman and sucked his blood because the man had a crush on his wife.

Udomsuk Police Superintendent Somphorn Krissanapipat said 30-year-old Aike Hla killed his 20-year-old roommate Sai Lin on October 2.

Col Somphorn said Aike had confessed to the crime.

He said Aike stabbed Sai in the neck and body three to four times before allegedly sucking the blood from the knife because he believed the murdered man’s spirit would follow him for the rest of his life if he didn’t. He then covered Sai’s face with a cloth and lay next to the body until the following morning.

Aike re-enacted the crime before police. Col Somphorn said Aike and Sai had rented an apartment at Bangkok’s Prawet district, and that after the murder he hid in Samut Prakan.

CCTV footage at the apartment complex showed a man running with a suitcase from the room where Sai was killed. He left the scene in a taxi.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

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