A female protester, Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing who was shot in the head last week, during the Myanmar anti-coup demonstrations is dead.

The 20-year-old has become the first protester to die in the protest that has ravaged the country. The hospital in the capital Nay Pyi Taw confirmed her death at 11:00 local time (04:30 GMT).

On how the incident occurred, Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing was injured when police tried to disperse protesters using water cannon, rubber bullets and live rounds.

It has also been confirmed by rights groups that her wound was consistent with one from live ammunition.

Myanmar has seen days of protests following a coup which overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government.

The family members of Thwe Khaing said a funeral service will be held on Sunday.

A doctor while expressing his thoughts about the development spoke to AFP news agency. He said, “We will look for justice and move forward.”

He also stated that staff had faced immense pressure since she was taken to their intensive care unit.