Myanmar rebel group sentences child murderer to death

Myanmar rebel group sentences child murderer to death

The Straits Times - Asia·2020-12-24 06:01

YANGON (AFP) - A rebel ethnic minority group that unofficially controls a swathe of eastern Myanmar has sentenced a man to death for the kidnap, rape and murder of a six-year-old girl.

A member of the armed group, called the Shan State Progress Party, said Wednesday the death penalty was "the only option" for the 30-year-old, who assaulted the girl before throwing her body off a cliff.

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