Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) shot dead two Rohingya youths yesterday after releasing them at Maungdaw Township, a close relative of the victims said on condition of anonymity.

The victims were identified as Jaber (25), son of Shab Meah and Saber (30), son of Ramjan Ali. The two youths belong to Dagriza village under the Nasaka headquarters of Kawar Bill of Maungdaw north.

The two youths were arrested by the Nasaka personnel of Nasaka Headquarters on August 26, over the allegation that they had been holding mobile sets without permission of concerned authorities. After arrest, they were brought to the Nasaka Headquarters where severely tortured and became critical position.

However, on August 30, in the morning, they were released after taking Kyat 1, 50,000 per each. But, they were shot dead by the Nasaka, when they were passing the gate of Nasaka Headquarters, said another relative of the victim.

“Villagers believe that the arrestees were seriously tortured in the camp and were released on serious condition. It will be risky for the Nasaka in future, so Nasaka killed them by shooting.”

A close friend of the victims said, “The victims were killed on suspension of holding Bangladeshi mobile phones. The life of the Rohingya is cheaper than the life  of a street dog.”