Burma: British international school teacher murdered in downtown Yangon
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Burma: British international school teacher murdered in downtown Yangon

A BRITISH school teacher was reportedly found dead Sunday morning in an apartment block in the Burmese capital of Yangon, and suspected to have fallen victim to murder by another school teacher, police say.

According to The Voice journal, a Burmese news site, the victim was found dead in the apartment on Sunday morning, but had been out drinking the night before with another international school teacher, who he lived with, on Friday night.

The victim’s body was covered in black and blue bruises, with chest and head wounds.

The victim, 47-year-old Peter Gary Ferguson, worked at an international school in Yangon, Myanmar’s commercial capital.

Yangon police from the West Police Station were quoted saying: “The two teachers were drunk on Friday, and came to this apartment. On Saturday, one of them left the country with Thailand Airlines, while the body of the other teacher was found this morning.”

Police have opened a criminal case against Ferguson’s 25-year old colleague, Harris John Italo Binotti, who left the country soon after his death. The authorities are also communicating with international networks to find the suspect,

“We suspect his colleague at the moment because the other teacher has left the country today without informing anyone,” said a police officer in Kyauktada township.

Police said the body was sent to the morgue at Yangon General Hospital for an examination of the wounds.

Additional reporting by the Associated Press

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