Maungdaw, Arakan State: Four Rohingya minor children from one family of Rohingya community were slaughtered and one Rakhine was killed and three wounded by unknown miscreants in Maungdaw north yesterday night, said a village admin office member who denied to be named.
“On that night, a group of unknown miscreants went to Deen Mohamed’s house of Khaza Bill (Sapaikone) village,under Nasaka area No.5 of Maungdaw north while he was not present in the house. He has been working with GE military at Burma- Bangladesh border. After entering the house, the miscreants slaughtered all four minor children – Nuruzawma, Rozena Begum,Yasmin Ara and Mozena, aged 10, 8, 6 and 4 (three females and one male) in the house. The miscreants also abducted the mother –Roza- of the children and she is yet to be found.”
The house is out of the main village, at around one Furlong away from the main village Khaza bill, so the villagers did not hear any screaming from the house last night, the relatives more added.
Being informed, in the early morning, a group of Nasaka personnel from Nasaka area No.5 went to the spot, and arrested villagers arbitrarily from the road, and from fishing project while on the way to village, said another villager on condition of anonymity.
After seeing the dead bodies, the Nasaka did not say anything to the villagers. However, at 3: 00 pm, the police sent the dead bodies to Maungdaw general hospital for autopsy, the villager added.
Besides, last night, at around 1:00 pm, Rohingya villagers heard firing sound from Nga Khura (Rakhine -Myothet) village. So, from nearby Rohingya villagers tried to go to the spot, to see the matter, but Nasaka stopped them from going, said a local business man from the locality.
But, in the morning, the Rohingya villagers came to know that one Rakhine villager was dead and another three Rakhine villagers including U Ba Chit, were wounded, among them two are serious, the businessman added.
At present, in the evening, the Nasaka (Burma border security force) are surrounding the Loung Don village (Rohingya village) to arrest villagers as the Nasaka and local Rakhine villagers believed that the unknown miscreants are neighboring villagers. At around 6:00 pm, 107 villagers (including 26 women and 32 children) were arrested and were brought to the Nasaka camp, according to a local elder.
“A rumor is spread out that there was a quarrel between local Rakhines and outsider Rakhines, who were hired from Akyab (Sittwe) during the June 2012 violence. The local hired Rakhine goons at the rate of Kyat 10,000 per month. But, the local Rakhines paid only Kyat 3,000 per month. For this reason, there was a quarrel between them. The dead body was identified as a Karate man (black belt) from Sittwe (Akyab), said a Nasaka aide from the area.
Another rumor come out again,” the conflict was occurred between two groups of drug traffickers – U Ba Chit group of Longdu and Akyab drug trafficking group- for 59 million kyat and around 100,000 Yaba tablets. If the concerned authority investigates U Ba Chit, the conflict will be come out real event.
But, Rohingya villagers believe that, “It is a creative event” by the concerned authority to harass neighboring Rohingya villagers with a bad intention, especially Loung Don villagers,” said a local trader who denied to be named.
“How do the Rohingya villagers are dare to kill Rakhine villagers within the Act of 144? Rohingya villagers have no swords, no guns. How did they commit to shot dead one Rakhine and wounded three? It is totally impossible. At the time of event, the Nasaka was alert and stopped the Villagers to go the spot,” said a Rohingya leader.
But, no one is arrested regarding the event of four minor children, said a youth.
Rohingya villagers fear that in future the authorities’ concerned, local Rakhine villagers accompanied by Natala villagers will create problems to harass the Rohingya villagers. They don’t want peace between to community, said a religious lead