The Rakhine Buddhist extremists killed a Rohingya youth in Mrauk-U (Fatthar Killa) Township on Monday, while they severely injured another young boy and abandoned him in the farmland thinking he was dead.
The incident happened at ‘Si Thay’ village in Mrauk-U Township around 4:00PM on November 2. The Rakhine extremists from the nearby ‘Nan Chaa’ village attacked both of them as they went out to cut grass at the farmland outside ‘Si Thay’ village to feed the domestic animals they used to herd.
The dead body was found lying amidst the tall grass in the farmland around 11:00AM on November 3 as their villagers came out to look for these missing boys.
The killed youth has been identified as Mohammed Sadek (son of) Shafi Alam, 20, hails from ‘Si Thay’ village in Mrauk-U Township. Meanwhile, his friend abandoned with serious injuries is Shomsul Alam (son of) Dil Mohammed, 14, from ‘Nagara’ village under ‘Myaung Bwe’ sub-township of the Mrauk-U Township.
“The Rakhine extremists brutally beat both of us. We don’t know why. They slit the throat of Mohammed Sadek and killed him. And I lost sense and got fainted as they brutally beat me, too.
Therefore, they abandoned me in the farmland thinking I was dead. I was fortunate enough to survive,” said Shomsul Alam, the survivor, who was later found out by his villagers fainted and lying amidst the grass around 3:00PM (on November 3).
Later, the Mrauk-U Police arrested the surviving youth and accused him of killing his companion although he gave the statement that the Rakhine extremists were the people that attacked both of them.
“The police simply want to shield the Rakhine terrorists. They want not to punish the criminals because they are the people of their own kind and the same race and religion,” said a local Rohingya in Mrauk-U.
Both of them are farmers work in the same village ‘Si Thay.’ While the deceased Mohammed Sadek worked for a Rohingya man named ‘Hassan,’ the injured Shomsul Alam works for another Rohingya land-owner named ‘Mohammed Shah.’
As the national election is looming around the corner, Rakhine extremists backed by Rakhine political groups and the Rakhine militants based outside the country are trying to destabilize the region by targeting the helpless Rohingyas.