A 9-year-old girl raped in Mawlamyine
February 2, 2017
On January 23, 2017, a 9-year-old girl was raped by her aunt’s husband in Zay Yar Myine Ward, Mawlamyine. The offender is 31 years old and a father of two. He raped the girl in the morning as the victim was left home alone when her mother went to the market to sell goods.
After being raped, the offender, himself, went to the market at 7 am and told her mother that the girl was crying because there was bleeding from her anus, according to Daw M—, the victim’s mother.
“When B— [the offender] told me [about her injury] at 7 am, I went back home and asked her what happened to her. When I asked her in the kitchen if she fell on a box, she answered, ‘yes’. I thought she said yes because she was afraid of B—. So, I requested B— to buy benzene [antiseptic liquid] and sterilized her injury. After that I went back to the market. At 11 am, my husband came to the market and asked me to return home as our daughter was suffering from bleeding. Upon reaching home, I found that there was bleeding form her vagina, so I brought her to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the American Hospital,” said Daw M—, the mother of the girl.
“She was discharged on the 25th after staying for 2 days in the hospital. But she still wanted to go to the hospital as she is suffering from pain. She requested me to accompany her and not to leave her alone and asked me to save her. I couldn’t stand looking at her suffering any longer so I brought her to the hospital again on the 26th. She recovered on the 27th and was discharged,” continued the mother.
According to the medical results from the American Hospital, the mother realized that her child was raped so she gently asked the child on January 24th. She replied that when she was sleeping, the offender brought her to the floor, restrained her arms and raped her. When she tried to cry, the offender covered her mouth. The offender also threatened her that she will be beaten by her mother if she told her mother what happened to her.
Daw M— reported U B— to the police for raping her child on January 24, 2017 and the Zay Yar Thiri Police charged him under Article 376 of the Penal Code. The offender was arrested on January 24 and he confessed that he raped the child.
It is reported now that Mitta Zone See Organization and other social welfare organizations have been supporting the victim’s family.
On the day of abuse, her father was at a festive event at Byine Nha Kaung Pagoda in Mudon Township and her mother was at the market in Zay Yar Myine Ward. The offender and his wife slept at the girl’s house the night before the day of abuse and they often spend the night at the girl’s house, according to the victim’s parents.