Unknown armed group commits robbery in Maungdaw north
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Unknown armed group in full uniforms and with arms committed robbery against two Rohingya families from Kuyur Kali village under Bawli Bazar ( Kyrin Chaung) police station, Maungdaw north on September 8, at 1:30am midnight, according to a local leader who denied to be named for security reason.The source told the Kaladanpress that group of 14 armed men forcibly entered the houses after breaking the doors of Shuna Meah(50), son of Abdul Gaffar and Lalu(55), son of Ali Akbar from Kuyur Kali village.
After entering the house, all the family members were confined in a room and were beaten up severely and the armed group robbed all the money and gold ornaments from said two houses. They robbed Kyat worth 30 million, said a close relative of the victims.
“After completing robbery, they fired into air automatically for threatening the villagers who were approaching to the spot hearing the hue and cry of the victims and the robbers disappeared from the scene. Their guns are automatic rifles and speak in fluent Burmese,” according to a village leader who denied to be named.
After hearing the sounds of firing, a group of police from nearby police camp, about 600 kilometer away from the village and asked the villagers about the robbery and went to riverside accompanied by some villagers to search robbers but robbers went to nearby forest. Every night, army patrols in the village, but yesterday night, army did not patrolled in the village, Anwer (not real name), a schoolteacher said from the locality.
“From where robbers get army uniforms, and how did they dare to commit robbery?, if there is no co-operation with local security force.” said Mahamud, a local businessman.
In similar way, on September 4, in Seail Khali (Kyauk Chaung) village under area No.4 of Maungdaw north, a villager named Baser (52), son of Amir Hamza was robbed by a group of armed people including some Sakma (Dinet people) from Sombala village. They took away Kyat worth 20 million (cash and gold ornaments) from the house owner.
“It is a new tactic to give trouble to the Rohingya community to flee from their native soil, Arakan state,” said a youth from Maungdaw town preferring not to be named.
Regarding the matter, the victims went to a nearby police camp and appraised the event, and the police officer said that investigate is going on and will inform it anything happen about robbery.
People inside and outside of Burma think that, after dissolving the Nasaka, there will be less human rights violations against the Rohingya community, but, in reality, harassment is increasing day by day, according to villagers inside Arakan (Rakhine) state.