16-year-old girl raped by her cousin’s brother in Ye Township

July 23, 2018

WCRP: On July 6th 2018, a 16-year-old girl from Daminkone Kyar Tan quarter, A Sin village tract, Ye Township, Mon State, was raped by the 20-year-old brother of her cousin.

Daw Lwin Thidar, the girl’s boss, explained, “On July 6th, while the victim was working in Kaung Son store in Aung Thukha quarter, Ye Town, the perpetrator and a 25-year-old friend of his came to the store and asked the store owner to take her to Ye Hospital where the perpetrator’s mother is getting treatment. So the victim followed the perpetrator and his friend by motorbike to the Ye Hospital.”

At approximately 8pm, the victim, the perpetrator, and his friend came back from the hospital and the perpetrator asked the victim to go with him to take his friend back to Daminkone Kyar Tan quarter. After they got back from taking the perpetrator’s friend home, he took the victim to the bushes near Chaung Taung village, the opposite direction of her work and raped her,” said U Aye Myint, a police officer from Ye Police Station.

According to U Aung Toe Lwin, a village administrator from A Sin, “The perpetrator hit the victim twice in the face and pushed her down. He strangled her and threatened to kill her if she shouted. Then he took off her clothes and raped her for about 20 minutes.”

After he raped the girl, he did not bring her back to her work, but instead brought her to his house in Chaung Taung village, to stay with his aunty Daw Aye Tin. He threatened again to kill her if she told anyone about the incident. However, the victim told her boss and her mother about the rape once she returned to her job on July 7th around 11 am.

The perpetrator was charged on July 7th at Ye Police Station under Burma Penal Code Article #325 (punishment for voluntarily causing grievous bodily harm), Penal Code #376 (punishment for rape), and Penal Code #506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).

U Aung Toe Lwin, A Sin village administrator, explained, “She started working as a store clerk one month ago. Her mother reported the incident to Ye Police Station on July 7th at around 2pm. The perpetrator was arrested at his house on the day after the incident at around 5pm.”

In a similar case on April 24th 2018, in the same village, a 12-year-old girl was raped by a 19-year-old man who was working in the fishing industry in A Baw village tract, Patamyar Kout Tan quarter, Ye Township, Mon State. On May 7th 2018, a 33-year-old man named Maung Naing Oo, from Duya village, Ye Township, in Mon State, was reported to have raped a 12-year-old girl from the same village in Ye Township. The perpetrator has since fled from his home.




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