Khin Myo Chit Wiki
A told the BBC that he was killed by police while running towards his father during a raid on their home in Mandalay city.
seven-year-old girl was shot dead in Myanmar and became the youngest known victim of a raid following last month’s military coup.
Khin Myo Chit’s familyThe Myanmar army is increasing the use of force as the protests continue.
The Save the Children rights group says there were more than 20 children among the dozens of people killed.
While the army said that a total of 164 people were killed in the protests, the AAPP activist group gave the death wages of at least 261 people.
While expressing regret at the deaths of the protesters on Tuesday, the army accused them of bringing anarchy and violence to the country.
However, security forces used live bullets against protesters, and numerous eyewitness reports came of people being beaten and sometimes shot while the army was conducting house raids to arrest activists and protesters.
Khin Myo Chit’s older sister said that on Tuesday afternoon, BBC police officers searched all the houses in their Mandalay neighborhood and eventually entered their places to search for weapons and make arrests.
“They kicked to open the door,” says 25-year-old May Thu Sumaya. She said. “While the door was open, they asked my father if there were any other people in the house.”
When she said no, they accused her of lying and said they started searching the house.
This was the moment when Khin Myo Chit rushed over to his father to sit on his lap. “Then they shot and shot him,” May Thu Sumaya said. In a separate interview with the community media company Myanmar Muslim Media, his father, U Maung Ko Hashin Bai, spoke about the last words of his child. “My dad said, ‘I can’t, it’s too painful.'”
She died just half an hour later while being taken in a car to seek medical treatment. The police also beat and arrested her 19-year-old son.
The military has not yet commented on the death.
Save the Children said in a statement that he was “appalled” by the death of the girl in Mandalay, the day after the shooting of a 14-year-old boy.
“The death of these children is particularly worrisome considering that they were killed while at home where they needed to be protected from danger. The fact that so many children are being killed almost every day is now a complete disrespect for humanity. The life of the security forces,” he said.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, authorities released about 600 detainees held in Insein prison in Yangon (Rangoon), most of them college students.
Associated Press reporter Thein Zaw was among those released. He and other journalists were following a protest last month.
The AAPP says at least 2,000 people have been arrested so far.
The protesters planned a silent strike in which many businesses would be closed and people would stay home. There are plans to have more candlelight seizures overnight, both in Yangon and elsewhere.