Police and Rakhine again set on fire Rohingya houses in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State : : Than Tin , the police officer from Maungdaw, led a group of Rakhine racists, Hluntin (riot police) and police  again set on fire Rohingya houses from Bomu village after army leaving  from town this  morning, according to an elder from Maungdaw.

Police , Hluntin (riot police) and A group of Rakhine racists set on fire Rohingya  house ( smoke rise up)

“The town has become a little calm  when army took position in town to control  the situation since yesterday evening, but  when the army left from the town, then  police officer including  a group of Rakhine racists, Hluntin and police went to the Bomu village and set on fire  Nur Mohamed- Rohingya’s house- with other three houses at about 10:00 am.”

The town has become again unrest and all Rohingya who are living in town in panic-stricken.

When the houses were burning, a group of army rushed to the spot and saw some police personnel Hluntin (riot police) and a group of Rakhine racists there.

Seeing the army, the police, Hluntin and Rakhines run away from the spot and arrested two policemen by army. Than Tin also run away to his police station, who is In-Charge of police to control the conflict in Maungdaw, said a local from Bumu village near the burning place.

The Act 144 is imposed only for Rohingya in Maungdaw but it is not for Rakhines. The Rakhines are able to go everywhere but the Rohingyas are not able totally go out from the houses, said a school teacher from Maungdaw.

The Rakhines with the help of police have been looting foods grain from Rohingya houses and shops. The Rohingyas have become shortage of foods and hunger in Maungdaw.

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