BGP commits robbery against Rohingya villager at Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) committed robbery against to a Rohingya villager in Maungdaw Township on November 18, said Kader from the locality.   “The victim is identified as Sultan (45), son of Ali Hussain, hailed from Gudusara village of Maungdaw south.”

On November 18, at about 12:00 mid-night, a group  of BGP led by Major Yein Chan Aung went to the said village and robbed the Ali Hussain’s house , taking away 2.2 million Kyat and  five Ticals of gold ornaments and left the village at about 2:00 pm, Kader more added.

Major Nyein Chang Aung is the Commander of the camp, which is established nearby Kila Dong ( Du Chee Yar Tan) village.

On their way home, they also entered the Bagonenah village and arrested one villager named Khasim (55), son of Atoo without giving any reason.  When the arrestee was brought to their camp, the villagers chased them, so the BGP personnel fired seven rounds of bullet to halt the villagers, a trader from Baggona village said.

Besides, on November 17, they also went to Kila Dong (Du Chee Yar Tan) village at night and surrounded the mosque and arrested 12 villagers without giving any reason. However, later, all the arrestees were released except one villager of Udaung who went to that village to see his relatives, a village leader said from the locality who denied to be named.

According to villagers, Major Nyein Chang Aung is very notorious police officer, who always wants to disturb the Rohingya villagers without finding any fault

A village elder, on condition of anonymity, said, “It is a deliberate action against the Rohingya people. An officer will get rewards from the higher authority, who is the best perpetrator of against Rohingya community.”

“How and when we will stand with our own feet”, said a local businessman.

Another ex-schoolteacher preferring not to be named said, “Even the government security forces rob the villagers acquiescently, how the villagers will survive in their villages.”

BGP personnel enter the Rohingya villages at night, in the guise of searching criminals they had already listed, said a local youth.

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