Two people On Trial  In Thailand For Murdering Britons



Two men who allegedly murdered two visiting British tourists on the island of Koh Tao are being tried in a court of law.

The two men  who are being tried  for the killings are 22 years old Burmese migrants Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo.  But both of them have denied killing David Miller, 24, from Jersey and Hannah Witheridge, 23, from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

The bodies of the  two British tourists were recovered last September on an island which is popular with the foreign visitors.

According to the police officer who first reached the spot, the two bodies were found unclothed at a distance of few meters from one another.  The officer has given an evidence too.

Lieutenant Jakrapan Kaewkao while testifying in the court said, “I found a man’s body lying on the beach with seawater lapping his body.  Then I found the woman’s body behind the rocks.” He further added that the woman’s body had signs of physical assault.

The two Burmese men who have gone on trial were arrested few weeks after the murder.

Earlier the police was highly criticised for the shoddy investigation and unprofessionalism.

Police claim the positive result of DNA test  is enough to nail the culprits.

The defence lawyer representing the two men has termed them innocent.

Meanwhile victims’ families have arrived in Koh Samui for the trial.

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