Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) shot a young Rohingya man to death in Maungdaw Township last night, according to the local reliable sources. The victim is identified to be Musaa @Maung Maung (son of) Master Abul Kalam, 25, hails from Quarter 4, Buthidaung Township. He was shot down by the BGP at Aung Mingalar village’s Check-post — before Maung Nama (Mondama) village around 10:00PM last night. “It was around 10:00PM last night he was on his way back to Buthidaung from northern Maungdaw. He was coming by a mini-van driven by a Rakhine (Magh) man, reportedly a friend/business partner of his. There were other four Rakhines on the van as well. The BGP at the ‘Aung Mingalar’ Check-post — before Maung Nama (Mondama) village — asked the car to stop. However, the van driver stopped it. Suddenly, there was a gun-shot. When we saw towards there, the bullet straightly hit on the head of the young Rohingya and he died on the spot. We don’t know anything else after that,” said an eyewitness. It has been learnt the Rakhine van-driver and other Rakhines have later gone into hiding. The BGP said that it was an accidental firing during the check-up of the van that killed the person. However, the victim’s relatives feel that the BGP wantonly shot the Rohingya youth at the point-blank-range to rob his money. According to them, he was coming back with money after having done a trade deal in ‘Kyein-Chaung (Boli Bazaar) village in northern Maungdaw. “He had around more than 10 Million Kyats with him as he was coming back. He phoned his parents before he left from Boli Bazaar around 8:00PM yesterday. So, the BGP killed him for his money. Other five Rakhines including the driver might have involved with the BGP in killing him,” said one of his relatives. The dead body of the killed victim was later admitted to Maungdaw General Hospital for post-mortem. After that, it was transferred to the family members in Buthidaung around 4:00AM today. Since recently, there has been escalation of killings of innocent Rohingya people, either by Rakhine extremists or the armed forces, all over the Arakan state. This has been the latest incident.

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