The victim Mohammad Amin, 25 years old, had been doing odd jobs in LIB-20 and became familiar with the soldiers including the battalion commander. One day, the commander said to him, “We have some goats to sell. If anyone wants, bring him/her here.” But he did not know that the commander had an ulterior motive.
A relative of Amin wanted a goat whom he took to the battalion with
other two Rohingyas at 5 pm on 18, August. When they reached at the gate
of the battalion, Amin told them to wait there and he went in to talk
to the commander. He cunningly told him, “We keep the goats in a
fishery, away from here and so, you have to go with the soldiers there.”
Believing the commander, he came out and met with other three at the
gate to tell them go back home as he was going to the fishery to bring a
Amin along with two soldiers were going there by a motorbike via
Sittwe-Yangon High way. After crossing the bridge nearby Na Yi Kan Mough
village at around 8 pm, the soldiers stopped the bike suddenly and one
of them went in a bush pretending to pee. The other told Amin to give
the money he brought to buy goat. As soon as he handed the money, the
soldier started blowing fist and kicking to him restlessly saying
nothing. Fortunately, he was able to run away and had been hiding in
nearby paddy fields for the whole night. At the meantime, his family and
relatives were concerning for him as he did not return to home.
From there for about two days,he walked through the bush, not to be
seen by the Moughs, in search of a Rohingya village. Finally he reached
in Piyali Chaung, a Rohingya village that seemed to him a heaven where
he got a chance to revive.
These kinds of crimes against Arakanese Rohingya people are
increasing day by day as the government is the instigator of the
criminals including local Moughs and authorities.