A 20-year-old woman, who was shot last week in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw with rubber bullets, died on Friday. Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, who participated in anti-coup demonstrations on February 9, is the first victim of the movement that started since the military seized power from public leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Khaing had suffered bullet injuries to her head, and spent her birthday last Thursday lying unconscious in a hospital bed, AFP reported.
Reportedly, the February 9 protest turned violent as the police suddenly started firing rubber bullets at the demonstrators, with doctors at the hospital saying at least two people suffered critically wounded by live rounds.
"As this is a case of injustice, we will keep the (cause of death on) record... we will look for justice and move forward," AFP reported one of the concerned doctors as saying.
The doctors also added that thy have faced immense political pressure ever since Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing being admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Since the military coup and beginning of the strikes, US, UK, Canada and the EU have imposed various restrictions and sanctions on the military officials and criticised the junta of widespread human rights violation.
Military spokesman-turned-deputy information minster Zaw Min Tun confirmed this week that Khaing had been shot, and said authorities will continue to investigate the case.