Narinjara News

Police Constable arrested on charge of rape!

Mrebon, 27
th March 03:  A Burmese police constable, Htway Thein (La  182811), was arrested in Mrebon Town, in the middle part of Rakhine State in western Burma on charge of rape, according to our correspondent.

The constable has been charged with raping a minor girl of ten from Kyauk Nganwa village under Mrebon Township.  The father (U Kyaw Nyein) of the victim lodged the case on behalf of her daughter on 13th this month.  The alleged rape took place a day earlier in a nipa palm garden near the village.    The accused was serving at the Kyauk Nganwa village police station.

Though previously there was a number of incidences of such rape in Rakhine State, the perpetrators, if they were members of law enforcement agencies, were transferred elsewhere to Burma proper without even getting a scratch, it was learnt.  But since the publication of the Licence to Rape, a human rights violations report by the Shan Women’s Action Network, the Burmese junta have issued strong directives to take immediate action and address the charges, if any.

The arrested constable rapist was immediately closed and interrogated according to the police laws before being produced before the court.  #