Shuaib September 17, 2016

Buthidaung-  An uncontrollable fire broke out from a house of Rohingya and burnt the house into ashes along with a school teachers’ hostel for which BGP have got chance to extort money in Paugndaw Prang, northern Buthidaung, Arakan State, a brave neighbor reports.

The incident happened in the morning at around 10:30 on 15, September. The house owner is Shomshu Alom, son of Rashid, who left the country a few years ago in order to avoid the persecutions of authorities for his religion, culture and race.

The hostel situated nearby the house was constructed by the Rohingya wit bamboos, timbers and tin sheets for the Rakhine (Mogh) teachers of Middle High School, Paungdaw Prang. At the time of burning, there were no any teachers in the hostel as they all had gone to visit to their respective houses during the holidays of Eid-ul- Adha. It is reportedly known that none got injury in the fire.

Following the incident, special Border Guard Police (BGP) from Taung Bazar Camp came to the spot to investigate it and arrest the head of the house. As the police are rounding the area, all the family members as well as next door neighbours have been hiding in order to escape from the arrest and physical and mantel torture of the authorities.

According to the police, they will take action against the family and take compensation for the hostel burnt as well when they will succeed in arresting any one of the family.

No matter what it will be, it has become a great chance for the police to extort a large amount of money by  oppressing and suppressing Rohingya people which can be assumed as a soft form of genocide.


Edited by: M. Shuaib

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