4 bodies with bullet injuries recovered in Minbya

Narinjara News, 17 January 2020

Four bodies with bullet injuries were recovered at Minbya under Mrauk U district of Arakan in western Myanmar, said May Lwan village tract administrator.

Among them the corpse of U Khet Maung (54 years old) from Ahtet Ngat Pyaw Chaung village in May Lwan village tract under Minbya township was found under a bush near to Yangon-Sittwe highway, added the administrator.

“He (U Khet Maung) went missing on 11 January after a battle broke out in the locality. He might have died few days back, but his body with bullet injuries was found on 16 January only,” said the administrator.

Other three bodies were found on 15 January at the foothill of Far Pro Mountain, which is two miles away from May Lwan village.

“The victims are yet to be identified. The entire area witnessed a fierce battle between Myanmar Army personnel and Arakan Army members very recently,” said U Hla Thein Aung, the representative of Minbya township in the Rakhine State Parliament.

Deputy administrator of Minbya township also confirmed it. However he admitted that it was still a difficult job to probe the murders because of deteriorating law and order situation.

Mentionable is that a 28 years old villager named  Zaw Win from Kanni in Kyaung Taung village tract under Minbya township had been missing since 11 January.

His family members informed that Zaw Win  went missing as he was returning from Minbya town riding a motorbike.

“We have found his motorbike at the roadside where a clash broke out on 11 January. We want to identify his body as the mortal remains arrive at Minbya township hospital for the autopsy,” added the family members.

Meanwhile, a car owned by the Minbya social welfare department has left for bringing the corpses to the hospital for necessary procedures.