A teenage boy who was planning to go to the movies with his brother was instead been stabbed to death in front of his cousin.
Investigations are still ongoing after Pasawm Lyhym, 16, was killed at the Sunshine Station bus interchange in Melbourne’s west on Thursday afternoon.
His cousin, who wished to stay anonymous, said she was on a bus when she saw someone knifing her cousin.
Pasawm’s brother, Mawm, 24, said he had been working at the time of the incident and spent hours with his brother’s body while police investigated.
CCTV footage captured a hooded man running through a nearby alleyway wielding a large knife at 3:39pm.
16-year-old Pasawm Lyhym (pictured) was on the way to the movies to watch the new Fast and Furious movie with his brother when he was stabbed to death on Thursday afternoon
Pasawm was intending to watch the new Fast and Furious movie with his brother.
‘We have a sibling group chat and I messaged them saying ‘do you guys want to watch Fast and Furious on Thursday night?’ Mawm said on Friday morning.
‘He was the first person to respond, (he said) “yes, let’s go”.’
Mawm found out about his brother’s death after being called by Pasawm’s friend’s.
‘I googled it. I didn’t see anything. I didn’t believe it until all his friends starting calling me and texting me on Instagram. Then I left work,’ he said.
He attempted to Facetime, call and text his brother to no response.
He then revealed he and his family had stayed by Pasawm’s body for hours until 12:30am when the coroner came to take him away.
‘We couldn’t go to the coroner so we had to go home,’ he said.
‘He’d been here for six or seven hours. In this cold weather, he was on the concrete.’
His cousin revealed to The Herald Sun that she wan on a bus when she witnessed the attack.
‘I screamed and said that’s him, that’s him (her cousin),’ she said.
‘I tried to run and get help. I didn’t want to look. It was all so fast.’
His family remembered him as ‘funny, really nice, a welcoming and kind person’, and stayed by his body for hours until just after midnight when he was taken by the coroner
Mawm remembered his brother as ‘funny, really nice, a welcoming and kind person’.
‘He didn’t do anything, life’s not fair,’ he said.
Flowers, candles and other memorials were placed at the bus shelter by family and friends on Friday morning.
Mawm urged the perpetrator to come forward and apologise to his family.
‘You come to us. We want to see you, whoever did this. I want you to apologise,’ he said.
A self-proclaimed witness told 3AW the attacker ‘was the one who screaming’.
They also claimed they were wearing a black hoodie and fled the scene.
Pasawm attended Staughton College in Melbourne and would often visit the interchange to hang out with friends after school.
Several family members gathered at the interchange on Thursday as detectives inspected the crime scene.
Pasawm’s family arrived in Australia from Burma in 2013, and have since been a part of Melbourne’s Chin community.
Emergency services were called to Station Place in Melbourne’s west at about 3:45pm on Thursday and are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident
Emergency services were called to Station Place at about 3.45pm following reports of an injured male.
Victoria Police say the exact circumstances surrounding the incident are still to be determined and the Homicide Squad are investigating.
The area around Sunshine train station has been taped off as crime scene investigators process the area.
There have been reports of youths with knifes hanging around the bus interchange.
Trains on the Sunbury line ran non-stop through Sunshine station at the request of police for nearly an hour.
Police have asked anyone who witnessed the incident or has mobile phone, dash-cam or CCTV footage to contact police.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.