Mudon Township rapist ordered to pay compensation to his 17-year-old niece

September 9, 2015

WCRP, Mudon: A Village Administrator in Mudon Township has ordered a 30-year-old man to pay compensation to his 17-year-old niece, after her parents reported to village authorities that her uncle had raped her.

At the time of the rape, Mi K— lived with her grandmother and uncle in Bal Do Village, Mudon Township, Mon State. According to Mi K—, her uncle raped her last year while his wife was pregnant.

Three months later, Mi K— began to show signs of pregnancy. Mi K—‘s grandmother took her to see a village midwife and nurse, both of whom confirmed that Mi K— was pregnant. After staying silent for months, Mi K— revealed to the nurse that her uncle had raped her. Allegedly, Mi K—‘s uncle threatened that he would kill her if she told anyone about the rape.

Despite her grandmother’s wishes, the nurse who examined Mi K— immediately contacted her parents, who work in Thailand, to inform them of the rape. Mi K—‘s parents returned to Bal Do               in January 2015, reporting the rape to the Village Administrator and seeking an abortion for Mi K—.

A Bal Do villager explained, “Once [Mi K—‘s] mother knew that she was pregnant, she asked her to have an abortion as she was worried for her daughter”.

After deliberation, the Village Administrator ordered Mi K—‘s uncle to pay her 1,300,000 Kyat in compensation. Both parties agreed and the case was concluded. Shortly afterwards, Mi K—‘s uncle moved to Thailand, along with his wife and children.

Mi K—‘s case is not the first of its kind in Bal Do. In 2008 reports emerged that a 12-year-old girl from Bal Do had been raped by her 24-year-old brother.

 

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