Sad!!! Woman Shot During Myanmar Anti-coup Protests Dies

Myanmar is now in a year-long state of emergency, after the military seized power following a general election which saw Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) win by a landslide. The military claim the election results are fraudulent, and demand a rerun of the vote.

A young woman has become the first protester to die in the anti-coup demonstrations in Myanmar after she was shot in the head, BBC reports.

Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing, 20, was injured earlier last week when police tried to disperse protesters using water cannon, rubber bullets and live rounds. Her wound was consistent with one from live ammunition, rights groups say.

The hospital in the capital Nya Pyi Taw confirmed her death at 11:00 local time (04:30 GMT), the BBC highlighted.

A member of the funeral committee who spoke with the BBC Burmese said that the funeral arrangements were being made and more details would be released.

“We will look for justice and move forward,” a doctor told AFP news agency, adding that staff had faced immense pressure since she was taken to their intensive care unit.

The victim’s brother told news agency Reuters that he had “nothing to say”, adding that he felt “really sad”.

Authorities said they would investigate the case, Reuters reports.

Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing, who turned 20 after she was shot, had been on life support since taken to hospital on 9 February. She had taken part in a protest in the South-east Asian nation which saw police use water cannon against protesters who refused to retreat.

She was reported to have suffered a serious head injury, accodrding to hospital source