Myanmar’s military motorcyclists severely injured a Rohingya woman by deliberately hitting her with their motorcycles, say an eyewitness
By AR News
Kyauktaw — Three Myanmar’s (Burmese) military personnel riding on two motorcycles hit a Rohingya woman while she was walking along the road in Kyauktaw Township yesterday (i.e. 20th March 2016) evening, leaving her with severe injuries above her right-eyebrow and in left-leg broken.
The victim has been identified to be Ms. Shafika (daughter of) Khalu, 32, a mother of four children, hailing from ‘Fauktoli (Auk Paikthay Ywa Thit)’ hamlet of ‘Paikthay’ village tract. She was hit by the military personnel by their motorcyles on her way back home after her work at ‘a Brick Manufacturing Firm’ owned by a Rakhine man U Tin Mang from ‘Taung Pauk’ village.
“After hitting her, the three military personnel left the respectively with their two motorbikes. The plate number of one motorbike was ’39-Ya/77156′ and another motorcycle was not having any plate number. These military belong to ‘Battalion 539’ in Kyauktaw Township,” said an eyewitness.
Although the eyewitnesses informed the Police in the Crime Branch right after the incident, the police arrived only at around 11:45PM. After their investigations, they sent her to hospital around 12:00 midnight.
She is currently said to be suffering from severe pains because of the heavy injuries.
[Edited by M.S. Anwar]
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