Mizoram: Rebel Myanmar Group Denies Role In Murder Of Three Mizoram Residents
CDF-Mindat, a local militia fighting against the Myanmar military junta stated in a press release that it strongly condemned "such an act" and expressed condolences to the bereaved families of the victims.
AIZAWL: Myanmar- based local resistance group, Chin Defence Force (CDF), on Thursday denied any role in the murder of three Mizoram residents even though Mizoram Police have not yet ruled out the involvement of the group in the killing of the trio.
CDF-Mindat, a local militia fighting against the Myanmar military junta stated in a press release that it strongly condemned "such an act" and expressed condolences to the bereaved families of the victims. The group that released the statement is based out of Mindat, a town in Chin State of Myanmar.
The group went on to state that it was even more saddened by the fact that the incident allegedly involved money donated by the displaced people in Myain township to buy "necessary items" from Mizoram.
The press statement added the displaced people donated money to buy essential items and gave the amount to one Salai Aung Lain, who was entrusted with the task of buying the items in Mizoram.
Earlier on Sunday, Mizoram Police said the three Mizoram residents were found dead inside neighbouring Myanmar four days back and suspected that former members of the Chin Defence Force (CDF), acting on behalf of the Myanmar military junta or Chin arms smugglers could have killed the victims.
The Mizoram police version contradicted the CDF statement about the money being meant for essential items and believed that CDF may have given the money for buying rifles from India.
Police also suspected that the bodies, which were found on Wednesday night, were burnt after killing them inside the Chin State. The victims were identified as C Biaksuii (48) alias Suiteii Chinzah, a woman who was earlier a Myanmar citizen, Bablu Talukdar (37), both residents of Siaha district, and B Lathafamkima (44), a driver from Lungpher village in Lwngtlai district who took the other two deceased to Myanmar.
So far, there were also conflicting reports of the actual reason for the trio going to the Myanmar side. One report said they went there to return the money, while another said they crossed the border to get money apart from bringing back the sick person.
The CDF- Mindat statement has made the incident even more confusing.
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