TANINTHARYI DIVISION – The locals said that the junta council troops opened fire on two civilians with no apparent reason who were travelling along the Tanintharyi tributary, Tanintharyi township and one of the victims was killed.
At around 3 p.m. on June 2, the junta council troops opened fire from the land on two civilians who were travelling from Nyaung Pin Kone quay to Kanto old village in a small boat.
During the shooting, Mr. Aung Kyaw, a 30-year-old local from Kanto village was hit by a bullet and fell into the tributary.
A resident mentioned, “they (victims) were travelling in a small boat. We’ve heard that there were only two people in the boat. There were no ongoing battles at the time of shooting. The junta council troops intentionally shot at the civilians.”
The dead body of the victim had been submerged in the tributary and recovered in the river near Sindin village on the morning of May 3.
After that the dead body was buried in Pyin Wun village.
The soldiers who committed the shooting are from the junta council forces who raided and marched around Ma Ma Thaung village, Banlamut village and Htonemakhar village.
On June 1, the junta council troops from the checkpoint of Kalane town bridge, in Yebyu township, chased and shot dead at a man two times who was riding a motorcycle.