Natala attempt to abduct a Rohingya villager

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A group of Sommona  Natala villagers  attempted to abduct a Rohingya villager on April 10, 2013 for refusing to pay money they asked before, said a local trader from Aley Than Kyaw. “A group of Natala villagers went to Zurforza village tract of Aley Than Kyaw, with long swords at about 12:30 am at night on April 10 while all villagers were sleeping.”

Mohamed Rafique (40), son of Kala Meah, hailed from Zurforza village tract of Aley Than Kyaw under the Maungdaw township and also a rich man in the village. The Natala villagers want his wealthy by kidnapping from his home and need to come out from house by shouting as “Your paddy fields are being destroyed.”  But, Rafique saw some Rakhine Natala villagers with swords within his boundary, according to villagers.

After seeing the Rakhine Natala villagers, Rafique screamed and wanted help from the neighboring villagers. On hearing his voice, some Rohingya villagers rushed to the spot and seeing villagers The Rakhine Natala ran away from his boundary, said a relative of the victim.

“Rafique cannot sleep in his house at night for fear of attack by Natala villagers at any time.”

According to different sources, many Rohingya villagers had already killed in the village and forest by Natala villagers. So, there is no life’s security of Rohingya community in Arakan State, Burma.

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