Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) arrested three innocent Rohingya women in southern Maungdaw Township last Saturday night.
It has been learnt that the police arrested them on pretext of attempt to murder a Rohingya man in Alay Than Kyaw (Haishshu Rata) on Friday (on August 14) night.
The victims are identified to be Ms. Humaira Rahimullah, 29; Ms. Toyuba Khatun, 67; and Azeem Bibi Hanifa, 17. They all hail from ‘Montula’ hamlet of ‘Alay Than Kyaw village tract.
“A group of Border Guard Police (BGP) led by G-1 Lieut.Col. U Aung Min Htwe raided their homes and have arrested and detained them since then.
Rohingya men in Myanmar do not possess any lethal weapons such as guns at all. Yet, arresting the innocent women on the accusations of possessing weapons and attempt to kill another man is illogical and sheer injustice and arbitrary actions by the authority,” said an elderly Rohingya asking to withhold his identity.
Kyaw Zeya Oo — a Rohingya man works as the right-hand man of the ‘Alay Than Kyaw’ village administrator, Maung Than Naing – was shot at by some unknown people, most probably the Border Guard Police themselves. However, after one hour of getting shot down, he was sent to Maungdaw General Hospital for treatment. Hence, he is still alive.
Locals view that the people that attempted to kill him can be none other than Border Guard Police in the village and Maung Than Naing, a Rakhine extremist. They are said to have been having feuds over the shares of the money they extorted from the local Rohingyas.