Burma

Rangoon Police Investigate Child Rape

By Zue Zue 9 November 2016

RANGOON — Police are questioning suspects in the rape of a five-year-old girl last week in East Dagon Township, according to police.

The victim’s parents work as security guards at a warehouse in East Dagon Township and live on site. They were asleep when the girl was raped early Nov. 2.

They found the girl crying with her lower body covered in blood in the bush of vacant plot of land beside the warehouse, the girl’s father U Ye Htun told The Irrawaddy.

The girl was rushed to a nearby clinic, which then transferred her to North Okkalapa Hospital. The father filed a report with police the same day but police failed to open a case or investigate.

After receiving no response for six days, the parents sought the help of U Nyi Nyi, a lawmaker who represents South Dagon Township in Rangoon divisional parliament.

“Police should have taken care of this as an emergency case, as soon as they received the complaint,” U Nyi Nyi told The Irrawaddy.

“This has given the offender time to get away,” he added.

U Nyi Nyi accompanied the father to file the case again at the police station on Monday.

“My girl is recovering, but she is still at the hospital. She has started to speak again, but she is being quiet a lot compared to the past,” U Ye Htun told The Irrawaddy.

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