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A 7-year-old seeking to embrace his father became the youngest victim of unrest in Myanmar – “Then they shot him” – Abroad


Khin Myo Chit, 7, who lived in a suburb of Mandalay, was killed on Tuesday in his own home in a raid by security forces.

Myanmarist on Tuesday, the world reported that a 7-year-old girl had died the same day of gunshot wounds in the country’s second-largest city, Mandalay. The information received by Reuters came from employees of the local funeral home.

Eyewitnesses had said the girl was hit by a bullet in her own home when security forces opened fire on a suburb in Mandalay. The 7-year-old is reportedly the youngest person to have been killed since last month’s military coup in the country.

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Protesters fled security forces near Yangon last week.­

Since the coup that sparked widespread protests, the Myanmar army has steadily increased its use of force against civilians. At least 261 people have died in protests so far, according to AAPP, an organization that helps political prisoners.

According to Save the Children, there have been at least 20 minors among the dead.

Britannian broadcaster BBC confirmed the 7-year-old who was killed on Wednesday was named Khin myo chit. The family told a BBC reporter that the girl had been shot by police during a raid on the family’s home after she had run towards her father.

Khin Myo Chit, 7, is reportedly the youngest of the deadly victims of recent events in Myanmar.­

According to Khin Myo Chit’s older sister, police conducted searches on all residential homes in the neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. Eventually, they broke into the family home to look for guns and possibly make arrests.

– They kicked the door to get it open. When the door was open, they asked my father if there were other people in the house. When he said no, they accused him of lying and began researching the house, the family’s older daughter May Thu Sumaya, 25, told the BBC.

Just at the same time, Khin Myo Chit ran with his sister to his father to get into his arms.

– Then they shot him and hit him.

Family father U Maung Ko Hashin Bai has, in turn, reported the events to the local Islamist Myanmar Muslim Media.

– She said, “I can’t, Dad, it hurts too much,” the man described his daughter’s last words in the interview.

The men prayed by the body of Khin Myo Chit at the girl’s funeral in Mandalay on Wednesday.­

Dad said Khin Myo Chit died about an hour later when he was rushing by car for treatment. According to the father, his 19-year-old son was also beaten and arrested by police.

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Save the children In a statement issued, the organization commented on the death of Khin Myo Chit. The day before the raid on the girl’s home, word had been spread in Mandalay that a 14-year-old boy had been shot dead.

– The deaths of these children are particularly worrying given that both have been reported to have been killed while at home. That is, where they should have been safe. The fact that so many children are being killed almost daily shows how utterly carelessly the security forces are treating human life, the organization said in a statement.

  • Read more: Nun prayed for soldiers not to shoot children – this image became a symbol of protests in Myanmar



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