The body of an 18-year-old man was found in Lashio Township on Sunday, dead from apparent stab wounds.
The man was found in the bushes between Hu Mon and Kauk Kwe dams—popular youth hangout spots.
“When we went to see the body, [we saw] that he died from a knife injury to his head. We don’t exactly know the reason why this happened,” Sai Wathon Tun, who works with the Lashio Youth Social Association, told SHAN.
SHAN repeatedly tried to contact the Lashio Myoma police station for comment on the case, but no one answered the calls.
Sai Tun, a Lashio local, said that the area is a known location for fights, and many people now avoid going there.
The Lashio Youth Social Association said that they sent two bodies to the public hospital for autopsies on May 11 and May 13 as well.