Two dead in Hline Township, 5 possessing riot equipment arrested in Bahan Township

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Equipment used in riots are seized.

Security forces on the duty of community peace and tranquillity and the rule of law in Hline Township of Yangon Region removed barriers on the roads. They took security measures on the evening of 19 March. At about 10 pm, two rioters holding knives attacked security forces. In opening warning fire, two unknown men were dead with injuries.
Five petroleum bottles for fire, two iron rods, two catapults, an about one-foot-long knife, one about two-feet-long knife, one gas goggle, one rucksack and related accessories were seized from the dead persons.
Security forces sent the dead bodies to local military hospitals, and local police station opened files of death cases.
Likewise, security forces called two suspects on Otthaphaya street in Kyaikkasan Ward in Bahan Township at about 9 pm on 19 March. Those persons were Aung Kyaw Moe, son of U Su and Zaw Lin Soe, son of U Myint Soe.
According to the investigation, security forces searched the house of U Ye Myint, son of U Chit Pe, at No 20 on Otthaphaya street and found Daw Khin Win Kyi and Kyaw Phone Myat in addition to U Ye Myint. Nine shields made of plywood, 13 steel shields, two iron sheet shields, one rubber rod, one bottle for fire, six hand speakerts, six helmets for construction sites and related equipment used in riots were seized from the house.
Deterrent action will be taken against them under the law for keeping equipment used in violent acts in possession. —MNA

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