Myanmar’s military gang-raped a 10-year-old Rohingya girl in Maungdaw Township on January 6, according to the reliable sources.
The 10-year-old girl, just identified to be ‘K,’ was brutally raped by a gang of the military under the Battalion 565 in northern Maungdaw in the afternoon of the day.
“A 10-year-old girl, ‘K’, was taking care of her cattle at a farm land in Kha Mauk Seik village also called Foira Bazaar on 6th January afternoon. A gang of by-passing military belongs to the Battalion 565 held and gang-raped her brutally. Consequently, she started bleeding heavily, severe injuries and has lost consciousness since then. She has not recovered yet” said a local in the village on the condition of anonymity.
Kha Mauk Seik is a Rohingya village located around 48 miles away to the north from the downtown of Maungdaw.
It has been learnt the Military arrived at the raped victim’s house afterwards and posed death-threats to her parents if they bothered to report the incident to any authority or media. The Myanmar military is notorious for using rapes against the ethnic minority women as war weapons.
Besides, according to the sources, some International NGOs based in Maungdaw Township has already known about the tragic incident.