Three Hakha youths hospitalized after attack Featured

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Hakha, Chin State (Photo: CG) Hakha, Chin State (Photo: CG)
09 March 2015 -- A group of six youths were beaten up by a gang of Burmese residents in Hakha in front of the Thein Than Min restaurant in the evening last Friday.

Three of the Chin youths were badly injured and rushed to the Hakha General Hospital while the other three were treated at home.

Tum Kheng, one of the victims, said in the Hakha Post that the attack had been unprovoked, adding: "Once we came out from the restaurant, we were hit with bottles. We didn't even know where they came from."

He said he had been hit about four times and became unconscious. "By the time I woke up, I was lying on the ground and I saw police officers and town-elders beside me."

Another victim Peng Hnin Thang said that he had been hit with wooden clubs and stones and that his motorbike helmet had been broken.

The Burmese thugs were estimated to be between 10 and 20, mainly construction and road workers currently staying in the capital.

Police Officer Sang Lian said that they had made attempts to identify and arrest them, saying they had been conducting investigation.

The victims had filed a lawsuit against the thugs and it is claimed that about 20 men had been seen by the police.

As of today, no one has been arrested in connection with the attack.#

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