The Border Guard Police (BGP) arbitrarily arrested two innocent Rohingyas and tortured them for ransom in southern Maungdaw on Monday, according to the locals.
The Border Guard Police responsible for the tortures and money extortion have been posted at a sub-camp of Border Guard Police at Inn-Din village under Regional Commandment Area (နယ္ေျမ) 8 in Myint-Hlut (Mer Ullah) village, in southern Maungdaw.
“The BGP raided the homes of Hasmat Ullah (son of) Rahmat Ullah in Thinbaw Kway (Kullon) village around 11:00PM at night. Then, they searched his home. Though nothing illegal was found at his home, they arbitrarily arrested and took him to their custody.
There, in the custody, the police tortured him severely and forced him to say that he used Bangla Mobile Phones. After that, the police released him around 10:00AM on December 1 extorting Kyat 150,000” said a local Rohingya asking to withhold his identity.
This is not first case that the BGP have committed atrocities in the region.
“Similarly, on November 28, the BGP arrested another innocent man called Ali Ahmed (son of) Zafar Ahmed hails from the same village and tortured him until he paid Kyat 150,000” he added.
“Therefore, we request to the higher officials of the government of Myanmar to take actions the BGP so that they stop their barbaric and lawless behavior, arbitrary arrest of the innocent people and torture against them for ransom” he requested.