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Policeman questioned in connection with murder of NLD member


Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Officers at the Thongwa police station questioned a policeman on Tuesday in connection with the murder of a young member of the National League for Democracy (NLD).
 
Naing Win, 29, of No. 9 Ward was found dead on a street near his house on Tuesday at 4 a.m. He was Youth In-charge (2) of the NLD Thongwa Township branch.
 
Police told Mizzima that witnesses said the murder victim and a policeman had quarreled in the neighbourhood a few hours before his death. The pair had been drinking together, they said.
 
“Naing Win had a quarrel with this policeman for saying that police activities were wrong. But we are still recording the statements, and I hope we can solve this case soon,” said a police officer at the station.

Naing Win was found dead lying on his face near his home with bruises and fractures on his face and head. Family members took the case to police.

The policeman being questioned is a policeman in the Mingaladon Township Pyinmabin No. 8 Police Battalion. He took leave from his battalion on October 1 and returned to his hometown of Thongwa.

According to statements taken at the Thongwa police station, the policeman and victim reportedly had a quarrel on the activities of government, the police and the NLD. According to statements, the policeman did not return to his home that night, police said.

NLD Thongwa Township Youth In-charge (1) Win Zaw told Mizzima: “We will work to see justice is done. I believe the authorities will also seek justice and truth.”

Naing Win lived with his parents and worked in a blacksmith business. He actively took part in social and political work in the township NLD branch, Win Zaw said.

Naing Win’s older brother, Ye Win, told Mizzima, “My younger brother was a breadwinner in our family. My family planned to rely on him when I am no more. His untimely death is an irreparable loss for our family.”
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 October 2011 21:47 )  

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