Maungdaw, Arakan State: On September 16, in the morning, a Rohingya woman was severely beaten up by the military along with Natala villagers because she went to the Natala village to take back her relatives’ cattle that were taken away by army and local Natala villagers from grazing field, said a villager on condition of anonymity.
The victim was identifies as Arafa (45), wife of late Shafi, hailed from Khonza Bill of Maungdaw Township. She was severely beaten up at the Natala village of Udaung village tract.
On that day, in the morning, the two cattle of Arafa’s relatives was taken away by military along with Natala villagers ( Mogh) while the cattle were grazing in a field nearby Rohingya village.
On information, she went to the Natala village to bring the seized cattle from the hands of military and Natala villagers.
When she reached to the Natala village, she was coerced to bow down the Buddhist Pagoda with her forehead by the Moghs. When she refused, she was severely tortured by them, according to a close relative of the victim.
However, she was released with the cattle after taking Kyat 30,000. Army or Nasaka with the collaboration of Natala villagers are taking away the cattle of Rohingya villagers while grazing in the field, said a local youth preferring not to be named.
According to different sources, the persecutions and religious discrimination are increased against the Rohingya community in northern Arakan State day by day.