Soldier Raped Chin Woman in Kyauktaw
11 August 2012: A 23-year-old Chin woman was raped by Burma Army soldier in Kyauktaw, Rakhine State on 28 July 2012.
Three soldiers were said to have stopped the Chin woman while she was looking for her husband who was thought to be recently recruited by Burma Army battalion based in the Rakhine town.
The victim, from Mindat Township, Chin State, was quoted as saying that three soldiers grabbed her but only one soldier committed the sexual abuse in the early afternoon.
A Chin Christian pastor from Rakhine State said the victim was rescued last Sunday and taken to Mindat town via Mrauk-U in Rakhine State.
The soldier gave a total amount of 500,000 Kyats in compensation to the Chin victim and the case was settled, according to the pastor.
Detailed information about the parpetrator remains unknown up to date.
There are 10 Infantry Battalions of the 9th Military Operations Command (MOC-9) based in Kyauktaw alone.
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang