One Hostage Body Found Dead With Marks of Tortures


The body of Lasham Tu Nan (21) has been recovered by Man Jum villagers today at 1:30 pm near the village.

Lasham Tu Nan and another 15-year-old boy Nawng Ja were working in thier slash-and-burn field when Burmese Army soldiers arrived. The two were scared and run away from the soldiers. But later they both were captured and held as hostages.

Lasham Tu Nan was killed on Jan 22 and the Burmese soldiers moved forward to Nawng Hkyu village, a local source said. He said, “The soldiers tied Nawng Ja’s hands and marched around Nawng Hkyu”.

The funeral service of Lasham Tu Nan will be held at the Man Jum Kachin Baptist Church on Jan 25 at 2 pm.