By MYARF ׀ Maungdaw, Arakan State
Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) tortured many innocent Rohingyas and vandalized their homes in northern Maungdaw over the accusation that the Rohingyas refused to give the details of the people that use illegal Bangla phones, according to the reliable sources.
The BGP carried out the atrocities in Aung Zan Village in Region 2 (Nay Myay) in cooperation with the village administrator, U Aung Kyaw Sein, on October 8.
“The Border Guard Police (BGP) in Nay Myay 2 in cooperation with the administrator of Aung Zan village, (a Rakhine Thek Extremist), summoned the 100-household-heads in the village for a meeting around 10:00AM on October 8.
Then, the BGP, without any basis, asked them for the list of the people in the village that Bangla Phones. The Rohingya elders replied that no one had Bangla phones in the village. Therefore, the BGP started indiscriminately torturing all of them. Some of the people beaten are:
- U Zafar Alam, 100-household-head, from Chitta village
- U Aziz, 10-household-head, from Chitta village
- U Noor Kabir, 10-household-head, from Chitta village
- U Noor Alam, 100-household-head, from Chaung Htoo village
- U Shabi Rahman, 100-household-head, from Furaan Majjua village
- U Noor Uddin, 10-household-head, from Furaan Majjua village (called as Aung Zan Kular village by the authority.
And then, later at around 10:30AM of the day, the BGP together with the village administrator raided Rohingya homes in the village under the pretext of searching for illegal Bangla Mobile Phones.
Then, the BGP vandalized cupboards, lockers and other valuable properties in the houses. Some of the houses belong to:
- U Aman Ullah from Chitta hamlet of Aung Zan village tract
- Abul Kasim from Chitta hamlet of Aung Zan village tract
- Sabir Ahmed from Chaung Htoo hamlet of Aung Zan village tract
- Sayedur Rahman from Chaung Htoo hamlet of Aung Zan village tract
- Noor Salam from Chaung Htoo hamlet of Aung Zan village tract” said a villager requesting to withhold his identity.
“It is not the first time that the BGP have carried out these sorts of atrocities. Indeed, it has become very frequent nowadays” he added.
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