Brother-in-law rapes 8-year-old sister in Mawlamyine

November 2, 2016

WCRP: On September 11, 2016, it has been revealed that a 8 year-old-girl has been raped by her brother-in-law in San Mya Thidar Ward, Mawlamyine, Mon State.

According to a neighbor, the young girl was raped at 9 am on September 11, when her mother left the house in order to do her laundry. The neighbor, who was nearby when the incident occurred, retold the story to the victim’s mother and when asking the girl, she also confirmed that she was raped by her brother-in-law.

The girl’s mother reported the case to Zay Yar Thiri Police Station and the police charged the perpetrator with (Pa) 185/2016 under Myanmar Panel Code Section 376 – Punishment for rape and Section 511 – Punishment for attempting to commit offenses punishable with manual labor or imprisonment.

“The child is continuing her studies now and when she returns home from school, she only plays at home. No one in the ward asked her about the rape. It seems she does not feel any different,” said the victim’s mother. The victim’s mother also mentioned that the girl’s friends and neighbors do not neglect nor discriminate against her.

According to the medical examination results, the penetration was not deep and the girl felt pain on the day of being raped but her pain has been gradually decreasing day by day.

“Frankly, we’re very angry to hear that an under-aged girl was raped. It also destroys our wards’ reputation. The perpetrator must receive a harsh punishment.” said U Aye Han, a prominent person in San Mya Thidar Ward.

On September 18, 2016, the perpetrator made a full confession to the Police.

The family wants justice for their daughter and wants the perpetrator to be punished in accordance with the existing laws.

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