Kyaikto, July (21)

A local man was arrested by the regime forces near Theinzayet in Mon State’s Kyaikto township, and a day later, family members were informed to collect the body, said the local residents.

On July 17, around 11:00 a.m., Ko Chit Lay, a resident of Zeepyaung village, Kyaikto Township, who was returning from Theinzayet market, hit a junta soldier who was providing security at the Theinzayet intersection with his motorcycle.

Ko Chit Lay said he would take responsibility for the matter, but 15 minutes later, troops from Artillery 310 based in Theinzayet arrived and arrested him.

After that, on the morning of July 18, the family was informed to pick up the body of Ko Chit Lay, who was arrested by the artillery unit.

When family members received the body of Ko Chit Lay, 25, they discovered a black eye, a split lip, and bruises on his neck, shoulder, and head.

Dr. Myat Su Wai, superintendent of Theinzayet Hospital, released a document certifying Ko Chit Lay’s death. The family had to pay 200,000 kyats to collect the body.

Regarding this incident, the military lobbyists’ Telegram accounts stated that Ko Chit Lay died half an hour after he was taken to the Theinzayet District Hospital because he suffered heart failure while being detained at the Theinzayet Police Station.

According to local residents, Ko Chit Lay, who was arrested and killed by the military council, was an ordinary civilian who bought goods from the market and resold them in the villages of Kyaikto Township.

In January, a man from Seikkalay village, Shwe Kyin Township, who had an argument with the daughter-in-law of Junta Ret. Sergeant U Tin Shwe from the Artillery Unit, died after being arrested by the military council.

News – Than Lwin Times

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