8-year-old girl raped while trying to seek shelter from the floods

September 20, 2018

HURFOM: On September 3rd 2018, an 8-year-old girl who was taking temporary shelter from the flood was raped by a motorcycle taxi driver near Mawlamyine Railway Station.

The girl lives in B— village, Hlyne Bwa Township, Karen State, and was temporarily staying in Shan Su Street, Aung Kyin Ward, Mawlamyine, Mon State. She was raped near the station while trying to go to Mote Tama Town.

The taxi driver took her mother and younger brother together with the girl. When they reached near Than Lwin Park, the driver dropped off her mother and brother saying he would take some clothes for the girl. He took the girl with his bike,” said an official from the Mawlamyine Police Station.

After 15 minutes, the driver came back with the girl.

When they came back, the mother asked the girl what happened and she replied that the driver didn’t give her the clothes but raped her in a bush nearby the old Taung Yoe Tan Street (on the way to the station). When the mother checked her vagina, she saw it was bleeding. The mother took her child to the Dyne Wun Kwin Police Station and reported the case. The Dyne Wun Kwin Police Station transferred the case to the Mawlamyine Township Police Station,” continued the official.

The perpetrator was arrested at the motorcycle taxi stand nearby the Mawlamyine Railway Station on the evening of September 3rd and he was charged with rape.

Now the perpetrator has been detained at the Mawlamyine Police Station. After receiving the medical results of the girl, we will bring him to the court. Currently, the Mon State Department of Social Welfare and the Woman and Child Organization take care of the child,” said the police official.

Also, on August 18th, a 15-year-old girl was repeatedly raped by her 43-year-old father in T—- village, Mudon Township, Mon State.

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