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Border Guard Police Beat Rohingya IDP Women for Ransom

By Rohingya Mirorr

Rathedaung, Arakan State (Rohingya Vision) – The Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) arrested and beat two internally displaced Rohingya women (IDP) for ransom in Rathedaung Township last Sunday, a local source said.

It has been learnt that the victims living in the camps of internally displaced people (IDP) in ‘Kodan Kauk’ village have received some financial donations from their respective relatives in other townships. Captain Khin Lin Soe, the in-charge of the ‘Kodan Kauk’ BGP camp, has come to know about that through his collaborator, Shah Alam, in the camp.

Then, the BGP captain summoned these two women to his camp on June 12 morning and arbitrarily accused them of human trafficking. Then, he threatened them, beat them with sticks and detained them whole day long in the camp.

Later in the evening, fearing of getting raped by the Border Guard Police, the two women agreed to pay ransom to the BGP captain for their releases. Then, he robbed Kyat 550,000 from them, all the money that they had received as Eid expenses for their families.

T”hey BGP didn’t keep even single cent with the women for their children. He robbed all the money,” said another IDP man in the camp.

The women are identified to be Mrs. Rakim Banu Shor Mulluk and Mrs. Hamida Khatun Shuna Meah originally from ‘Pyan Chaung’ village, Rathedaung Township.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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