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Myanmar woman critical in Phuket hospital following acid attack *Graphic images*

PHUKET: A young Myanmar woman has been left blinded and her face and body severly disfigured following an acid attack by her best friend. The woman is still in critical condition at Vachira Hospital.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 28 August 2015, 10:57AM

At 10 am yesterday (August 27) Kathu police arrested Myanmar national Ta Zin Moe, 24, on an arrest warrant issued for assault causing deathly injury after she threw formic acid at her friend, Ka Ta, 22, in front of unnamed restaurant in Soi Nanai in Patong in the early hours of Wednesday (August 26).

Ms Ka suffered severe burns to her face and torso. She has lost sight in both her eyes and both her ears have been maimed.

She was taken to Patong Hospital immediately after the attack by local resident. However, she was transferred to Vachira Hospital after she went into a coma.

Police learned from local residents that the suspect fled the scene of the attak on a Honda Scoopy.

“CCTV showed Ta Zin Moe waiting for Ka Ta at a restaurant that morning and then attacking her before fleeing on the mortorbike.

“We gathered information and got an arrest warrant from Phuket Provincial Court,” revealed Lt Col Suthichai Tienpo from Kathu police.

Police managed to track down Ta Zin Moe by her phone number which was stored on Ka Ta's phone and found her hiding at a rented home on Srisuthat Rd in Rassada.

“We arrived to find Ta Zin Moe packing her clothes ready to flee the country,” said Lt Col Suthichai.

Ta Zin Moe was taken to Kathu police station where she told police she attacked her best friend with formic acid because she believed she had something to do with her being fired from her job.

Ta is currently being held on charges of assualt causing deathly injury.



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