Myanmar national arrested for murdering friend

A Myanmar national who had come to India along with his friend to study in a Bible college has been arrested here for allegedly murdering his fellow countryman.

Updated: Apr 15, 2011, 13:52 PM IST

Kochi: A Myanmar national who had come to India along with his friend to study in a Bible college has been arrested here for allegedly murdering his fellow countryman.

Thomas (30) was arrested yesterday for killing his roommate Joseph (27) by slamming his head with a block of stone after an argument, police said.

Both Joseph and Thomas had come to India to study in a Bible college in Tiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district, they said. They came to Kochi last month to work in hotels to earn
money during their vacation and were staying in a city lodge, where a large number of emigrant labourers were also staying, police said.

They added the occupants of the lodge told police that Thomas and Joseph used to quarrel. Though Thomas tried to escape after committing the crime, people in the lodge caught hold of him and and informed police, they said.

The Myanmar authorities have been informed about the case, they said.

PTI