Exhumation of Angel’s Body Further Insult to Her and Her Family – Myanmar Coup Protesters

Protesters in Mynmar have described the action as Further insult to Kyal Sin and her Family. Military authorities in the country exhumed the body of Angel – a 19-year-old woman who was shot dead wearing a T-shirt that read “Everything will be OK”.


Myanmar state television MRTV claimed that the examination exonerated police from the killing.

Kyal Sin, known as Angel, died on Wednesday from a shot to the head as protesters came under fire from security forces trying to end demonstrations against the February 1, coup. She has become an icon of the protest movement.

Opponents of the coup have accused the junta of trying to conceal the fact that she was killed by their forces by exhuming Kyal Sin body. State television said police, a judge and doctors had exhumed the body and carried out a surgical investigation.

They found a penetration wound in the back of the head and a piece of lead measuring 1.2 cm by 0.7 cm in the brain and said that it was different from the tips of bullets used by the police.


State television said police had been face-to-face with the protesters and the wound was at the back of the head and that the object which killed Kyal Sin could be fired from a gun able to shoot .38 calibre bullets.

“Therefore, it can be assumed that those who do not want stability conducted the assassination,” MRTV said.

On social media, protesters described the exhumation as a further insult to Kyal Sin and her family, with the intention of giving a false account of what happened.


State television said authorities had asked for the family’s permission to exhume the body, but did not say whether it was granted. Reuters was unable to contact the family.

Kyal Sin was among at least 38 people killed on Wednesday by security forces to stop protests against the coup that has prompted daily demonstrations for over a month.

The army says it has been restrained in the use of force, but that it will not allow protests to threaten stability.