On Tuesday (March 29), two children, six-year-old Kyal Sin Min and nine-year-old Nyi Nyi Zaw, were shot dead by Junta forces near Shwe Yaung Pya Village in Bilin in Mon State, reported the parents of the deceased children and residents.
Tuesday afternoon, the Junta troops traveling in a convoy on the highway were randomly opening fire on the express buses and civilian vehicles along the way. A vehicle carrying passengers including the children was also a target of such shooting near Shwe Yaung Pya Village in Bilin and as a result, 9-year-old Nyi Nyi Zaw was killed on the spot and 6-year-old Kyal Sin Min was shot in the cervix and sent to the hospital. He died at the hospital.
“There were five children on the vehicle. The family was returning home after visiting a monastery. When they approached the gas station near Shwe Yaung Pya Village, the military convoy parking there started shooting at them so everyone got off and hid on the roadside, crouching. When they got up after the sounds of the shooting paused, the Junta troops shot at the father but hit the kid instead who died on the spot. Another kid was also hit in the cervix and died at the hospital. He went into operation but it was too late,” an eyewitness said.
“The older kid, hit by too many bullets, died on the spot in his father’s hand. The younger one was shot in the cervix and died at the hospital,” confirmed a Thathon local.
Kyal Sin Min and Nyi Nyi Zaw, the two children shot dead by the Junta forces were residents of MyayNiKone Village in Thathon and the two were buried at the village cemetery on the afternoon of March 30.