Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burmese border guard police (BGP) tortured till to dead a Rohingya from Kha Moung Zeik (Fakira Bazar) in BGP headquarters from October 3 to 5, said Halim, a Human Rights watchdog from Maungdaw.
Mohamed Farid, 35, from Kha Moung Zeik under No.2 BGP area, was arrested by BGP on October 3 with an allegation — linked with Rohingya Solidarity Organization – RSO (a rebellion group)—and sent him to BGP headquarters where he tortured to confess the allegation, Halim said.
But, Farid refused to confess allegation and refused to show anyone who linked with RSO as he was a trader and not linking with RSO. So, BGP personnel tortured him day and night from October 3 t0 4, till he become serious condition and sent him to Maungdaw hospital at night where he was died on October 5, said a village admin officer who denied to be named.
BGP personnel called Farid’ wife to sign the statement which had written her husband was died with disease, not by tortured, the village admin officer said.
After seeing the dead body of Farid, his wife refused to accept her husband as the face of Farid was totally damaged to recognize him and she became unconscious after seeing her husband, said Rashid, a school teacher from Maungdaw.
The dead body was handed over to the relatives. The BGP personnel guarded the corpse till to complete-bury in the cemetery of Ward number two, Maungdaw Township, Rashid more said.
BGP arrested more than 100 Rohingyas from BGP areas number 2 and 1 since last week of September with allegation of linked with RSO. Some were sent to jail, some were under interrogation, may be died for tortured, said Rafique, a businessman from Maungdaw.
The authority are trying to ink the Rohingya as Bengali in the so-called population data collection program which the Rohingyas refused to participate in the process. So the authority started to arrest Rohingyas with allegation of linking with RSO where some died, some served in jail and some are in BGP headquarters for interrogation to show the Rohingya community and to accept the willing of Burmese government, Rafique more added.