Robbers kill three villagers in Maungdaw south

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Three villagers had been killed by a gang of robbers in Maungdaw south recently, said a close relative of one of the victims.
The victims were identified as— the village Administration officer Zakoria (35), son of Manzur, his wife and Moulvi Sayed Azim (25), son of Abdu Zabber. They all hailed from Thinnbaw Kway( Kuloon) village of Maungdaw south.

The gang of robbers are identified as— Abdul Hakim, Nazir Ahmed, Boshir Ahmed and Monir Ahmed. They are all brothers from Thawin Chaung (Basara) village of Maungdaw Township, and fled from their home land three years ago because of harassment by local village chairman and took shelter in Bangladesh, said a villager from inside Arakan preferring not to be named.

They occasionally went to Maungdaw south and killed some of their opponents and looted their properties and came back to Bangladesh and living at Teknaf in hiding position, Kalu from Shapuri Dip of Bangladesh.

Burmese authority has been trying to arrest or to kill the gang as they frequently disturb the villagers in Arakan state. However, Hluntin killed one of their brothers while taking bath in the forest, two years ago. They are originally seven brothers, one was killed by Hluntin, one was jailed in Akyab (Sittwe), another one was jailed in Buthidaung, said Boshir from the locality.

The robber gang have— one short gun, two local made short guns, on rifle and two revolvers and are living in Teknaf, Bangladesh, according to Jashim who lives in Teknaf.

They are disturbing Rohingya villages from Maungdaw after taking shelter in Bangladesh, and the concerned authority Bangladesh need to take action to them  to safe the public lives in Arakan. May be they will be killed Bangladeshi people in the future, said a humanitarian worker from Cox’s Bazar.

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