By MYARF ׀Maungdaw Township, Arakan
A Myanmar Military officer brutally tortured an innocent Rohingya to death in northern Maungdaw Township last Saturday, whereas he always takes pride claiming that he is assigned by the central Government of Myanmar to kill the *Kulars (referring to Rohingyas), say the locals in the region.
The killed Rohingya has been identified to be 60-yeard-old U Shamsul Alam (son of) U Ali Ahmed hailed from Ywet Nyo Taung (also called Rohingya Daung) village. And the military officer is a major and commander of the battalion 551 based at Border Guard Police (BGP) Camp 12 under Detha (Region) 1 in northern Maungdaw.
“The commander of the battalion 551 is a major that calls himself ‘the killer of Kulars.’ While patrolling in Ywet Nyo Taung village around 2:30AM on November 8, he broke into the house of Shamsul Alam (son of) Ali Ahmed, age 60, along with his subordinate officers and dragged him out.
The major asked him (shomsul) who the person that had entered his house earlier. He (Shomsul) replied that he had not seen anyone since he was sleeping.
[/double_paragraph][double_paragraph][blockquote style=”1″]“The above-mentioned military officer is barbaric and extremely brutal towards the helpless Rohingya community. He always takes pride of saying that he is one of the three military officers assigned by the Central Government just to KILL the KULARs.” [/blockquote][/double_paragraph] [/row]Just for that, the major pulled out his knife and stabbed his eyes and the forehead with it. And he continued torturing him and dragged him to their camp. There in the camp, he died at around 6:30AM of the day due to the extreme and brutal tortures by the barbaric military.
Around 9:00AM of the day, the commander called up his family and handed only the dead body over to them. However, he threatened to kill them as well if they reported anyone about his death.
Later, around 2:00PM of the day, other higher military officials arrived at the deceased person’s home and took the wife and the son of the deceased together with the corpse to the Maungdaw General Hospital.
An elderly Rohingya of the village was also brutally beaten because he tried to interfere and requested the military major to stop torturing U Shomsul Alam” said an eyewitness declining to be identified.
Moreover, some local Rohingyas claim that whenever the said commander passes by a place, he forces all other Rohingya passers-by to get off from their vehicles and sit down with their hands folded by the roadside. If people fail to do that, he starts terrorizing them.
They said “around 6:00PM on November 3, while the military major was on his way to ‘YeKay Chaung Kwet Soong’ village, a Rohingya villager named Tufail (son of) Abdullah continued walking without sitting down by the roadside with his hands folded. Therefore, he abused him for not giving him the so-called respects and brutally beat him. And he forced him to strip off his clothes and made his subordinate military personnel to whack his private parts using rubber bands. Therefore, the innocent Rohingya still has his private parts swollen.
Similarly he had tortured many other innocent Rohingyas earlier. Some of them are:
- Humayun Kabir (son of) Yusuf from Ye Dwin Chaung (also called Raimmo Bil) on November 1
- Mv Jamal from from Ywet Nyo Taung village on November 1
- Hakim (son of) Ibrahim from Thayet Oak village on October 28
- Habibur Rahman from Thayet Oak village on October 28.”
“The above-mentioned military officer is barbaric and extremely brutal towards the helpless Rohingya community. He always takes pride of saying that he is one of the three military officers assigned by the Central Government just to KILL the KULARs” added one of them (the local Rohingyas).
*Kular= A derogatory term generally used against any person of Indian descends in Myanmar and currently infamously being used against the Muslims in the country.
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