Facebook celebrity dies after attack at NYE party

Writer: 
Thiha Aung
 
One of Myanmar’s Facebook celebrities, Aung Yell Htwe, died from injuries sustained at a party held on New Year’s Eve, according to Eastern District police force.
 
Aung Yell Htwe went to The One Entertainment at Thuwana, Thingangyun Township with his girlfriend and was attacked by a group of men.
 
They beat his head and he had been sent to the hospital. He died from injuries at the hospital on January 2, said a police officer from the Eastern District police force.
 
“We learnt that he was beaten by people who met before at another club. Thuwana police station filed the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code,” said the police officer.
 
 The deceased’s brother said: “Some unknown people attacked him. It was deliberately plotted. He had injuries in his brain. We sent him to Aung Yadanar hospital first and they told us to go to Yangon General Hospital.
 
“The club’s security guards did nothing when he was beaten. I heard that no culprit has been arrested. They have CCTV footages of them. Six people were involved in the attack.”
 
Aung Yell Htwe posted many humorous videos on his Facebook account and had many followers.