Myanmar Army Corporal Fatally Shot in Sittwe

By Min Aung Khine 26 September 2018

SITTWE, Rakhine State — A member of the Military Security Affairs Office of the Myanmar Army was fatally shot in Rakhine State’ Sittwe on Tuesday evening.

The victim, Win Htike (aka) Poe Lone, was a corporal with military security affairs. He was gunned down while he visited a fair with his family at Wingabar Grounds in the state capital, a police officer of Sittwe Township No. 2 Police Station confirmed to The Irrawaddy.

“He, his wife and their daughter visited the fair. Ko Poe Lone was buying ice cream for his daughter when his wife heard the gunshot. Then, she saw Ko Poe Lone fall down. He died on the way to the hospital,” the police officer said.

His wife saw a man who she said was about 5 feet tall running from the scene. The corporal was shot in the back of the head.

Ko Poe Lone served in Sittwe Township military security affairs before being transferred to Yangon military security affairs. It is not immediately clear how long ago he was transferred to Yangon or why he was in Sittwe.

Police have opened a murder case and are looking for suspects.

Translated from Burmese by Thet Ko Ko.