Beaten monks not satisfied on compensation by KIA soldiers, want to take action against the crime

An incident of soldiers from Kachin Army (KIO/KIA) troops stationed in Namhpatkar village, Kutkai township in northern Shan State, tied with ropes and beat two monks and a man up in Namphatka village area (2) Yan Aung Myin Monastery, had occurred. 

The incident happened around 4:30 pm., on January 27 when a monk and two senior novices went to see the house of the monk’s mother and other damaged houses at Loi Kone Village, three soldiers from Kachin Army accused them as fake monks and took them for interrogation where they were tied and beaten.

A resident who knows the incident said, “To see the house of the mother of the young monk at Loi Kone village, the monk, one novice and a monastery trustee went together. Three Kachin soldiers at the checkpoint accused the monk and novice as fake monks and asked them to disrobe, tied with the ropes, arrested and beat them. The soldiers stepped on the heads of the monk and the novice. The trustee U Aik Kyin was also beaten. He was injured on his face.”

After the Kachin Army detained and beat the monks and U Aik Kyin, at around 5 pm., on 27, a member of Kachin Army arrived and told other soldiers to apologize the monk and novice with the compensation of (370,000) Kyats to resolve the case.

But, until the reporting time, two monks and U Aik Kyin didn’t accept the money offered. They  said they wanted for the safety of monks and people in Namhpatkar and they wanted the organization to take action against the perpetrators, learned during documentation of Ta’ang Women’s Organization.

Photo- Local Resident

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