A Myanmar soldier hacked an army physician to death at Sin Htet Maw village in Pauktaw Township this morning, according to the reliable sources.
The soldier that committed the crime and the killed physician had served under the same battalion, number 227, based in Sin Htet Maw village before the incident happened.
After the incident happened, the criminal soldier was arrested by the commander of the battalion and the battalion has been replaced with a new one around 5:00PM of the day.
“Being a doctor, the army physician duly and rightfully used to treat the Rohingya patients at the camps of internally displaced people in Sin Htet Maw. Another soldier of the same battalion 227 (KhaMaRa 227) hated him for giving treatments to the Rohingyas.
Therefore, out of sheer hate and malice for treating Rohingya patients by the physician, the soldier is said to have started hacking him with a sword. The physician got severe sword-injuries on his neck and head. And he passed away subsequently. The incident happened around 6:00AM today” said an internally displaced Rohingya in Sin Htet Maw.