YANGON – Myanmar police are hunting for a 25 year-old British teacher after his 47 year-old friend and colleague was found dead following a night of drinking in downtown Yangon, officers said on Sunday (Nov 6).
Local police said the 47-year-old victim, also a British man, was found dead inside his co-worker’s apartment with wounds on his head and chest.
His wife told officers the pair had been out drinking on Friday night and that she had been unable to reach her husband the following morning.
She contacted the authorities on Sunday after reportedly discovering his body inside his 25-year-old colleague’s apartment in Yangon’s downtown riverside district.
“The victim and defendant are school teachers from Horizon International School and they are friends,” a local officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The 25-year-old was being sought by police and remained at large, he added.
The international school, a private institution that offers kindergarten to high school classes, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The Foreign Office says it is working with local authorities in Myanmar, formerly Burma, to determine what happened.
The identity of both Britons is not yet known