msa March 19, 2015

By Rohingya Mirror

Maungdaw, Arakan (Rohingya Vision) – An incident of exchange of fires among the Border Guard Police (BGP) occurred at a police station in southern Maungdaw last Sunday, causing the deaths of three police personnel instantly, a local source said.

The exchange of shootings took place as the BGP personnel at the station of ‘Thin Baw Kway (also known as Kullon)’ village started quarreling with one another under the high influence of alcohol.

“It was around 8:30PM on March 15 that the Border Guard Police were drinking alcohol. Suddenly, there was a quarrel among themselves for unknown reasons. Then, they started shooting at one another.

Two BGP personnel died instantly and one received severe injuries.

At the time of the shooting, the officer in-charge of the station was absent. Therefore, the commander of the BGP from Inn Dinn (Aan-Daang) station arrived at the place of the incident and took away the two dead bodies of the deceased police personnel and the injured policeman to the BGP Headquarter in Kyi Kan Pyin (Khawar Bil) village. Later, the injured policeman passed away.  

Soon after, not only the officer in charge of the station but also the police personnel that involved in the firing were arrested and have been being detained in the BGP Headquarter since then” a local said asking not to be named.  

The Border Guard Police in the region, under the influence of alcohol, often harass and tortures innocent Rohingyas in the region and also extort money from them. Now, it has started even among themselves for reasons not known. Recently, a policeman shot his higher officer to death in Buthidaung Township. (Read: A Myanmar Policeman Shoot his Senior Police Officer to Death)

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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