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One Rape Victim Died Among Seven Gang-Raped By Myanmar Army In Nga Sa Kyu Village

RB News
October 26, 2016

Maungdaw, Arakan – The Myanmar Army raided houses in Pan Myaung hamlet of Nga Sa Kyu village tract in Maungdaw Township on October 24th, 2016. Seven Rohingya women were gang-raped by them. Among them one women died as a result of the abuse.

Among the seven rape victims, a 19-year-old girl is from Ywa Ma hamlet of Nga Sa Kyu village tract was gang-raped by 10 Myanmar soldiers at her relative’s house in Pan Myaung hamlet while visiting there. After being gang-raped by the soldiers, she was left bleeding and unconscious. The villagers brought her to her parent’s house in Ywa Ma hamlet after soldiers left from the village. 

Although her parents wanted to send her to Maungdaw hospital they failed as all roads are blocked by the military. She had no chance for any medication in the village. She died today, October 26th, 2016 at 9am without the chance for medical treatment. 

Another, a married woman is in very critical condition now due to lack of medical treatment. She was also among seven rape victims from Pan Myaung hamlet of Nga Sa Kyu village.

On that day, October 24th, soldiers raided 15 houses and beat the women there. They then looted gold, cash, solar panel systems and other valuables from the houses. They also looted the goods from three shops. 

The soldiers were seen entering the mosque and tearing out pages of the Quran. They continued, burning the Quran and urinating inside of the mosque.

As the dignity and safety of the victims are major concern, we left out their names.

Report contributed by MYARF.

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