15-year-old girl raped by her father in Kyaikmayaw Township

January 17, 2017

WCRP: On November 15, 2016, a 15-year-old girl was raped by her 42-year-old father in Ka Line Ka Naing village tract, Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State.

The perpetrator has two daughters and a son. On the night of the incident, his eldest daughter went to Rangoon/Yangon and his wife and son went to Kyaikmayaw Town and stayed there for one night. The perpetrator and his younger daughter were left at home alone.

In the early morning of November 15, the perpetrator told his daughter that he was feeling sick and asked his daughter for a massage and then raped her. He also threatened his daughter to not tell her mother and if she did tell, he would kill her.

The girl was afraid of her father and did not dare tell her mother at first. Sixteen days after she was raped, she told her mother about it and her mother reported the case to the police station in Kyaikmayaw Town. Deputy Police Officer U Ti Oo is handling the case.

The police officer said, “The police charged the perpetrator under Article #376 of Burma’s Penal Code and are still investigating the case. When we asked the girl, she said she was raped and when we asked her father he said he was just playing with his hand.”

The perpetrator and his family are from Ein Mae Township, Ayeyarwaddy Region; they moved to Ka Line Ka Naing village tract, Kyaikmayaw Township, 6 years ago and were working in the rubber plantations. The young girl is currently in Grade 8, however, due to her [subsequent] medical condition, she has had to drop out of school for awhile.

Similarly, in 2014 a 13-year-old girl was raped by her 28-year-old brother in Thaton Town, Mon State. The Mawlamyine Court sentenced the perpetrator to prison for only 1 year and 2 months as punishment.

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