April 13, 2021
Chin News

Chin refugee stabbed by Indians in Delhi

10 November 2013: Tin Za Naw, 18, was stabbed with a knife in his neck in an unprovoked attack by Indian men in West Delhi yesterday.

The incident took place around 2pm while he and his friend Tin Aung Shwe were on their way to collect clothes from a tailoring shop in Chanakya Place in Uttam Nagar.

Tin Aung Shwe told the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) that he beleived the three Indian men who attacked them were drunk, and that one of them talked to him while the other two were attacking Tin Za Naw.

“He [Tin Za Naw] was tightly grabbed by one man. The other took his knife and stabbed in the left side of his neck. He was bleeding and I started shouting to tell him to run as fast as he could,” added Tin Aung Shwe, who escaped the attack.

“As I shouted very loudly, the men didn’t dare to continue stabbing and ran away,” said his witness Chin friend.

With the help of one of the Chin refugee community leaders, the victim was taken to Mata Chanan Devi Hospital where he had his injury stitched and was given medicine.

The case was reported to Dabri Police Station and the police said that they would take legal action regarding the incident.

“The doctor said that he [Tin Za Naw] could have lost his life if he had not been rushed quickly enough to the hospital. Now the victim is able to speak only a few words as he still has breathing difficulties,” said his friend.#

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