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Headless body found near Rangoon suburb Park

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – A man's body with no head was found near Hlawga Park, east of San Pya village, Htauk Kyant, Mingaladon Township, Rangoon Division, police said.

The headless body was found in the morning of February 12 which was the national holiday of Union Day.  The body was found beside the Rangoon-Hmawbi highway near the entrance gate of Hlawga Park. 

The Htauk Kyant Police Station said that the identity of victim is not yet known but he is not believed to be from the area.  According to police the investigation of the case is still underway. 

"We have not yet received more information on this case. It is the body of male and we found only one dead body.  We have not yet learned his identity and other facts", a police officer from this police station said to Mizzima. 

This Rangoon-Hmawbi highway is usually deserted at the night time except some trucks and usually there are no small passenger cars driving on this road.  Local people believe that the victim is not from the area and he might have been dropped off by someone coming from Rangoon. 

According to the police office the area surrounding Hlawga Park is often deserted and is known to be a crime ridden area.  Some murder cases have taken place in the area in the past he said.

In 2003-2004 several taxi drivers were murdered and robbed at night by passengers who hired the cabs to take them to Htauk Kyat, Hmawbi, Hlegu, Pegu and other suburban areas. After these incidents, many taxi drivers stopped taking their passengers to these suburbs at night.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 February 2010 11:41 )  

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