Army Captain Beat up Chin Local on False Accusation
21 July 2011: A Chin local male from Haimual village, Falam Township of Chin State, was ruthlessly slapped and kicked with the military boots on false accusations by Burma Army soldier late last month, according to Chin Human Rights Organisation‘s source.
The 30-year-old, whose name is not revealed, was beaten up by Captain Kyaw Kyaw Thu of Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) No. 269 while he was looking for his ‘lost’ horse near the village on 23 June 2011.
“I was on my way home and about two furlongs away from our village, I bumped into a group of soldiers led by Captain Kyaw Kyaw Thu. I was hit on my hip and face after being accussed of secretly guiding the cattle traders through the jungle to avoid them,” explained the Chin victim.
Since February this year, Captain Kyaw Kyaw Thu, of the military personal number 22438, and his soldiers are said to have been on patrol near the Indian-Burma border in the areas.
They have been accused of conducting an illegal operation of collecting taxes from the local cattle traders travelling to Mizoram State, India.
Reporting by Plato Van Rung Mang and Thawng Zel Thang