Rights Groups and Activists Commemorate 100th Days of Rape and Murder of Two Teachers

A miniature replica of the room where the two teachers were raped and murdered (Photo: Dau Hkawng)
A miniature replica of the room where the two teachers were raped and murdered (Photo: Dau Hkawng)

Women rights groups, activists, community representatives and youths today gather at Tedim Chin Baptist Church in Yangon to commemorate 100th days of the rape and murder of two Kachin teachers on Jan 19, 2015 at Shabuk Kawnghka village in Muse Township. The event was organized by Kindness Women Networking Group.

The two volunteer teachers, Maran Lu Ra (20) and Tangbau Hkawn Nan Tsin (21), of the Kachin Baptist Convention were raped and killed inside their home in the Kawnghka Baptist Church Compound.

Locals and independent investigation said the horrible crime was committed by the Burmese army’s 503rd Light Infantry Regiment (LIR) soldiers under Maj. Aung Soe Myint. But the investigation committee that consists of Police and Shan State government officials has not released official statement on its finding and results from DNA samples taken from the crime scene have not yet been published.