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A Japanese tourist has been killed in Burma and a motorcycle taxi driver arrested on suspicion of her murder, a government official said on Thursday.
Chiharu Shiramatsu, 31, was killed on Wednesday near Kyaukpadaung, close to the ancient temple city of Bagan, after hiring the motorcycle taxi to go sightseeing, according to the authorities.
“She was killed by a motorcycle taxi driver who tried to rape her,” a Burmese government official who declined to be identified told AFP.
Min Theik, the 39-year-old motorcycle taxi driver, was arrested at the scene.