By Sindhi Khan
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Maungdaw, Arakan: A Border Guard Police Captain (BGP) inhumanely beat a Rohingya man while on sentry duty in northern Maungdaw on June 20, 2014 night. The Rohingya man is taking treatment in Kyeing Chaung (Bawli Bazaar) hospital but his condition is still critical, according a local Rohingya declined to be named.
“Rafique (son of) Mohammed (of age 21) is local of Zeebin Chaung (Zeeyaung Khali), northern Maungdaw, was on sentry duty around 9:30PM on June 20, 2014. Meanwhile, BGP (Border Guard Police) Captain and other police personnel of the camp based in the village arrived at the sentry post. Then, the captain asked him some questions in Burmese. He was unable to answer being not fluent in Burmese.
Just for that, the captain whacked the Rohingya man on his head with the gun. Besides, he punched him on his face. Consequently, blood started spilling from his head and mouth as his skull and tooth got broken” said a local Rohingya of Zeebin Chaung on the condition of anonymity.
“U Ayub, administrator of the village, sent him to Kyeing Chaung (Bawli Bazaar) Hospital for treatment. However, the medical condition of his still critical. Therefore, his family and we are extremely worried” he anxiously added.
Note: Many Rohingyas in rural areas are unable to speak Burmese because they have been isolated and segregated and systematically deprived of education for decades.
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