Burmese Soldier Killed by Corporal at Military Planning Bureau Headquarters

Buthidaung By Takaloo: One soldier was hacked to death by his corporal yesterday at the headquarters of Military Planning Bureau No. 15 based in Buthidaung, a border town in western Burma’s Arakan State, said a military source.

The deceased soldier was identified as San Thein Kyaw, ID Ta/1011165, who was said to have been hit several times with a chopping blade by his corporal, identified as Tin Aung Maung, ID 966641.

Both of them were serving at the department of communication in the headquarters of Military Planning Bureau No. 15, also known as Sakhaka 15.

The source said that a conflict mounted between the two as the soldier argued with the corporal, who distributed salaries in the department, for cutting his salary unofficially. He threatened to take the matter to higher authorities.

Displeased and angry with the soldier, the corporal went into the soldiers room and attacked him, added the source.

The body of the soldier was sent to the Buthidaung government hospital for an autopsy and the perpetrator has been detained by his own force, said the source.

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