We heard that the lance Corporal does not want to serve in the army. He felt that if he committed a crime we would be imprisoned, and then he will be set free from military service and become a civilian. He therefore, shot the person dead,”

19 June 2009: A Burmese Army Lance Corporal shot dead Aung Kyaw Win (25) of the Arakan clan in Paletwa town on June 3.

A local said that the lance Corporal of the Sittwe based IB 262 shot Aung Kyaw Win (25) of the arakan clan near the Paletwa civil hospital at 10 a.m. on June 3 with his gun.

“We didn’t hear of any dispute between them. We heard that the lance Corporal does not want to serve in the army. He felt that if he committed a crime we would be imprisoned, and then he will be set free from military service and become a civilian. He therefore, shot the person dead,” a local said.

Aung Kyaw Win’s family has already reported the killing to the Paletwa Police Station, but there has been no response.

However, the lance corporal has been arrested and kept under house arrest in the Paletwa based IB 289 camp.

Aung Kyaw Win was looking after his family by operating a small boat plying from Paletwa town to Mizoram state border.

There are lots of human rights violations such as this in Southern Chin state but because of lack of communication detailed reports cannot be published in time. Khonumthung News

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