- Web Master
- December 09, 2023
The incidences of children’s rape have increased in
Rakhine State these days.
On 6 October, a 3-year-old girl was raped by a
22-year-old neighbor (Maung Kyi Hla Htay) in Tharek village under Pauk Taw
He raped the child whne she was playing, said a local
resident of Pauk Taw locality.
"When the child returned home, her mother
witnessed a different behaviour. Soon her mother saw bleeding. Lately, the
rapist confessed his crime,” added the resident.
The United League of Arakan/ Arakan Army (ULA/AA) had
already arrested the criminal last evening.
Earlier, on 29 September a 4-year-old girl was
sexually assaulted in the Sin Chya Seik area of Mrauk U township.
Zaw Win Maung (38) raped her while she was coming back
from the shop buying a bread. The criminal took the girl to Mya Tansong hills
near Layeang pagoda and then raped her.
On 16 July, a 9-year-old girl was raped in Alay Wra
Chey village under Rathedaung township.
Incientally Yang Thangshin (17), a cousin of her from
the same village, repeatedly raped her.
The ULA/AA members have arrested all the perpetrators,
but the punishments have been delayed.
The local residents demand due punishment to the
A Sittwe resident said that he was feeling pain over
the incidents. He pursued stringent punishments to the criminals.
In 2020, a young woman was brutally murdered after
rape, as she was selling bangles in the market.
The incident took place on Min Bagyi street of Sittwe,
but the culprit is yet to be punished.