Violence in Myanmar took a sad turn as a key supporter of the detained leader was tortured to death in detention. The victim was arrested on Saturday but died in detention to what party members said were 'severe' beatings.
Prominent party leader beat to death in Myanmar
The Myanmar protest has taken a sad turn as a party leader arrested during a police raid in Myanmar has died in police custody. He was arrested in Yangon in connection with supporting the Myanmar leaders. U Khin Maung Latt's corpse was released to members of his family when he gave up the ghost after fainting.
Media footages show blood-stained material around the 57-year-old. According to party members, he was beaten while in detention by security operatives and went through severe interrogation. The United Nations says more than 40 people have been killed since the army detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the president in February.
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The Myanmar officials have also removed the corpse of another victim, 18-year-old Kyai sin, but said she wasn't killed by police, but shot by another protestor. The army hierarchy has told India to send back several security officials who had absconded to the country after the negligence of duties. Khin Maung Latt's death has been controversial because no cause was given by government officials. He has been a major figure during the election of the NLD officials in November.
Many party members say he was violently beaten and kicked when he was arrested on Saturday in Yangon. On Sunday, he was delivered back to his family dead as his body was retrieved from a military clinic. According to U Tún Kyi, a social activist told media reporters '' Maung was beaten repeatedly before taken into custody on Saturday. It looks like he passed through a bad interrogation.