Man charged under Penal Code 377 (Unnatural offenses) after male employee repeatedly raped

January 15, 2019

HURFOM: A 30-year-old employee says he was repeatedly raped and physically attacked by his male employer at the barber shop he worked at in Mawlamyine. The man filed a lawsuit at the Mu Pon Police Station on January 7th 2019.

The barber shop has three stories. The barber shop is on the first floor and the male massage spa is on the second floor, while the third floor has an oil massage service. As soon as I reached Mawlamyine, I had to work on the second floor. I slept on the first floor with my co-worker [at night],” said the victim.

He says he was first raped by his employer at 1 am on December 21st 2018, and the second time was on Christmas Day, when the shop owner was drunk.

After being raped the first time, I’ve slept in the staff’s room [in order to avoid him]. But he was drunk on Christmas Night and I had to help him to his room. He dragged me into his room and raped me,” continued the victim.

On January 4th he resigned from his job without notice, after which a fight ensued with the owner, resulting in severe injuries to his right eyebrow and cheekbone.

As it was severe, the clinic couldn’t handle my injury and I was transferred to the Mawlamyine General Hospital. I got in contact with my female friend from my village and she introduced me to her friend in Mawlamyine. After talking with them, I filed a lawsuit [against my employer] at Mu Pon Police Station,” said the victim.

Now, a sperm detection test has been conducted at the Mawlamyine General Hospital and the Mu Pon police has detained the perpetrator at the police station after charging him under Penal Code 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 377 (Unnatural offences).  

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