Six Rohingyas were arrested by the BGP and detained them in Zadi-Pyin police custody of Rathedaung Township are missing from yesterday believed to be killed by the authority according to reliable sources.
Among them, four Rohingya who were arrested from Auk-Nan-Yar’ village also known as Razarbill in Rathedaung Township over the blatant allegations of refusing to participate in the census re-enumeration process and the other 2 Rohingyas from Maungdaw Township detained for entering Rathedaung region without proper documentation.
The four missing Rohingyas from Rathedaung— Mv. Yousuf Jalal son of Sayed Ahmed 52, Mv Mohd Ali son of Hafez Ahmed 42, Iman Hussain son of Furuk Ahmed 42, Abdu Salam son of Sultan 48, two of them are religious teachers were being tortured and forcibly shaved their beards kept as a religious requirement together with two other innocent Rohingyas from Maungdaw in the custody.
Yesterday, on 16th March 2015, U Tin Aung Kyaw and Deputy Commander of the BGP in Rathedaung Township made a phone call to the village headman and said the six-arrested Rohingyas ran away from the custody but did not explain him that how they could manage to run away.
The head-man said he was shocked hearing such an unbelievable incident which never happened before. A family member of the victim said “I do not believe that they could manage to run away from the police custody, it might be another designed method of the authority to divert the minds of Rohingyas if they were killed”.
Another relative said if they escaped they might call us but no one made any contact with their families still. So, we doubt they might be killed by the authority and spreading the rumor of their fleeing. On February 8, seven innocent Rohingyas were arrested over the same allegations of refusing to participate in the census re-enumeration process, while many other villagers were also tortured then.
Of them, two persons Mv. Ataullah and Mr. Matalab were release and one of them named Boni Amin son of Ayub 22 was jailed for five years. On 2nd March U Kyaw Kyi a Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) arbitrarily shot a Rohingya minor girl in Razarbill, Rathedaung Township during the so-called census verification but didn’t take any action against the barbaric policeman a villager stated.
There were only 24 Rohingya villages in Rathedaung Township amidst 24 Rakhine village tracts. Three of the Rohingya villages were uprooted during the violence against Rohingya in 2012 and placed them in IDP camps in Shilkali (Chinkali) village located nearby southern-most Maungdaw. Now, “the besieged Rohingya community in Rathedaung is under pressures of the Rakhine extremists and the government forces