MANDALAY DIVISION – A youth on a motorcycle passing the administrative office near 59th Street and 35th Street in Yemon Taung Ward, Mahar Aung Myay Township, Mandalay where the junta forces were stationed to check the passersby, was said to have been shot dead around 10 p.m. on June 25.
The youth is from Muse who has passed the grade 11 exam and was visiting his relatives in Mandalay. His dead body was not allowed to be taken from the hospital, as said by Patheingyi reporter, a Mandalay on ground scout.
Some witness people posted on social media that the junta forces guarding the ward administrative office on 35th Street, the main road in Mahar Aung Myay Township, Mandalay, who were drunk all the time and extorted the civilians after abducting them, killed a youth riding a motorcycle along the 35th Street.
“The boy peacefully passed the road, but the policemen tried to test the guns and shot, aiming at the youth,” as said by the local people.
However, the detailed information could not be confirmed yet.
Meanwhile, the junta forces propagated that four youths riding motorcycles along the 35th Street shouted at and cursed the guards of the administrative office. Hence, they were followed and shot and one of them was hit and got injured.
According to the propaganda of the junta’s forces, on June 24 around 12 midnight, while two soldiers were guarding the administrative office on Yemon Taung Ward, at the corner of 35th and 59th Streets in Mahar Aung Myay Township, four youths on two motorcycles riding from the west to the east along the 35th Street shouted and cursed at the soldiers. So, the soldiers shot at them to scare them and one of them was hit.
The injured youth, Sai Khant Kyaw (18), got wounded on the forearm and stomach after being hit by two shots and was taken to the hospital and hasn’t died yet, according to the junta’s forces.
Since the coup, the junta forces have set up checkpoints, blocking the roads and wards in Mandalay, extorted money from passersby and shot and killed them, as said by the local people. Since the coup, there have been at least 20 passersby who got killed by the gunfire of junta forces in Mandalay.