Maungdaw, Arakan State: Two Rohingyas were brutally killed by a group of Natala villager on February 26, said an elder from the village.
Mohamed Sayed (43), son of Amir Hamza and Mohamed Rashid (32) son of Lalu Meah, hailed from Nurullah Para (village tract) of Maungdaw south, were killed by Natala villager – Rakhine – armed by authority for their security.
The authority – Township administration officer, U Kyi San and District administration officer, U Aung Myint Soe – had ordered to security force to train up with arms and given arms to them for their security after June 8, conflict Rakhine and Rohingya.
Six Rohingya from Nurullah village went to forest to collect fire woods and to catch fish in mountain stream on February 26, according to a closed relative of victim.
A group of Natala –Rakhine – villagers went to the forest where Rohingya were fishing in the stream and fired on them which made two dead and four escape from the spot.
But, some said the shooting was made by army personnel who stationed near the Natala village. The escape Rohingya told it made by Rakhine Natala.
However, two dead bodies were recovered and sent to Maungdaw hospital for autopsy by security force (Nasaka). The concerned authorities (Nasaka) and others officials investigated the event, said an officer from security force.
“The bullet hit a Rohingya which blow out one eye and another hit on the head.”
The dead bodies were sent to their village after autopsy yesterday. Later they were buried in village graveyard.
Police officer Than Tin and Hla tin went to the Nurullah village and collected all the kitchen knives from Rohingya homes, but they didn’t do anything to Natala village, said the elder from the village.
Within February 2013, four children of one family were killed by Natala villagers and many Rohingya women and girls were raped by Burma’s security forces in Maundaw north, according to sources.
Sources also said that hundreds of Rohingyas had been killed and thousands of Rohingyas had already being displaced from the Arakan soil by the concerned authorities and Rakhines since June 2012.