Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) personnel tried to attempt rape a Rohingya family on January 8, at Maungdaw north, a close relative of the victims who denied to be named for the cause of security reason.
“On that day, at around 1:30 pm, a group of Nasaka, numbering in six with the collaboration of Village Administration officer and the head of 10 houses (Bseim Gaung in Burmese) entered the house of Abdu Salam (40), son of Ali Meah, hailed from Pawet Chaung village under the Nasaka area No.5 of Maungdaw Township. Breaking the door, the Nasaka personnel and the collaborators entered the home, and tortured the whole family members including wife, sons and daughters discriminately without any provoking them.”
Meanwhile, the wife of Abdu Salam taking a knife axed the one Nasaka officer and Village Administration officer- Rashid Ahmed (45), son of Abdul Fatta – injuring them to their face and finger. Hearing the hue and cry, the nearby villagers rushed to the spot, so the Nasaka fled from the scene, said another relative of the victims.
However, on January 11, morning, the local Nasaka Commander of the Nasaka area No.5 called the Nasaka personnel who committed crimes, house owners and the Nasaka collaborators to the Nasaka camp to inquiry the event, the relative said.
During the event, the Nasaka lost one bullet in the house, so the Nasaka collaborator Noor Khobir (the head of the said 10 houses) was sent to the house by the Nasaka to find the lost bullet. Luckily, the collaborator fond the lost bullet and returned to the Nasaka, an aide of Nasaka said.
So far, the victims are not getting real judgment from the local Nasaka commander office, a local businessman said.
Besides, the Nasaka Commander of Nasaka area No. 7 of Maungdaw south and the Deputy Commander of Light Infantry Battalion (LIB )-353, which is situated at Aley Than Kyaw village of Maungdaw committed robberies against the Rohingya villagers sending their solders to nearby villages in every night. They went to Rohingya villagers along with local Natala villagers and taking even old clothes, tools and pots of the Rohingya villagers, according to local villagers.
A village elder said, “The present quasi-civilian government is trying peace with all ethnic minorities across the country, but in Arakan and Kachin States, the concerned authorities have been harassing the Rohingya and Kachin communities.”