Two policemen rape Chin girl in Tonzang Township Featured

(Photo: CHRO) (Photo: CHRO)
23 April 2015 -- A Grade 8 student girl, 15, was raped by two policemen in Tonzang Township, Chin State around 8pm on 11 April.

The incident took place near a coffee plantation when Phyo Ko Ko and Phyo Paing, both lance corporals, were taking the girl on a motorcycle toward her elder sister's house.

In a report delivered by letter to a police station, the victim's father said that the two policemen had come to his house to get his daughter to look after his elder daughter who had fallen ill at her house.

He said that he had let her younger daughter go and that they hadn't taken her to her sister's residence but to another place where she had been raped.

Locals told the Chin Human Rights Organization that the two policemen were friends of her elder sister's husband, who had asked for help to get the girl.

According to the CHRO, the victim told her mother what had happened to her as she lay in bed the whole of the following day.

On 15 April, the two policemen offered 3,000,000 kyats to her parents in an attempt to settle the case, saying they would be able to make the full payment only on 25 April as they didn't have the cash then.

The parents refused the offer and filed the case to the police station on 20 April, requesting action to be taken against the perpetrators in accordance with the law.#

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