Rohingya Man Beaten by Group of Rakhinese Then Beaten by Nurses at Hospital
November 19, 2013
Buthidaung, Arakan – A Rohingya from Buthidaung Township of Arakan State was cruelly beaten by a group of Rakhinese and later the victim was beaten with slippers by the nurses who were supposed to treat him at the hospital.
On November 17, 2013, Zafar Hussein son of Noor Hussein, from Thein Taung Pyin village tract of Buthidaung Township, visited Pha Yone Chaung village for a social engagement. On the way back to his village at 6:30 pm he was beaten inhumanly by a group of Rakhinese that consisted of 20 people. The Rakhinese group, which was led by Maung Hla Mya and Maung Phyu, beat him with sticks and swords and finally threw and left him in a corner of the village.
Some people from the village noticed the helpless voice of the victim and they informed Buthidaung police station about the incident. Afterward Zafar Hussein was taken to Buthidaung police station and the police sent him to the government hospital. He was admitted there as emergency patient. The nurses at the hospital, however, beat him with their slippers and forced him to be discharged from the hospital. The nurses shouted at him “Ask your father OIC to give you treatment!”
Although the victim informed the township administrator, police chief, and other authorities in Buthidaung Township about the trouble that he faced, nobody took any action against the Rakhinese group or the nurses at hospital.
Previously a Rohingya student from the same area, Maung Than Naing was killed by the government staff from the Immigration Department and Forestry Department. There still has not been any legal action against the culprits.