3 Burmese policemen fled to India


Police in India’s northeastern Mizoram state said Thursday they have detained three Myanmar policeman who entered India seeking refuge a month after the country’s powerful military ousted the elected government of leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a coup.

Police officer Lalnunzia, who use one name, said the three men crossed into Indian territory near Lungkawlh village on Wednesday afternoon.

The village is 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the border with Myanmar.

“The three policeman said they ran from the country because the Myanmar army was on their trail after they refused to obey some orders.”

He did not explain what orders the three policeman had refused to obey. He said they were wearing civilian cloths and were not carrying any weapons when they were found inside Indian territory.

India shares a 1,643-kilometer (1,020-mile) long border with Myanmar where more than 50 people, mostly peaceful protesters, have been killed since the Feb. 1 military coup.

Source: Khaosod English