Police and Rakhines loot and rape; 3 killed and more than 200 arrested
January 14, 2014
Maungdaw, Arakan - A group of police and Rakhines looted the properties belonging to Rohingyas and raped a woman in Duchiradan (Kiladong) village in Southern Maungdaw township of Arakan state. A police and two Rohingyas were killed and more than 200 innocent Rohingyas have been arrested.
On the night of January 13, 2014 at about 11 pm, police sergeant Aung Kyaw Thein with three police, village administrator Aung Zan Phyu and five Rakhines entered into the Eastern Duchiradan village in the Southern Maungdaw township. They looted properties belonging to Rohingyas. At this time, they raped a Rohingya woman. As the victims cried out for help, the Rohingya villagers gathered and fought with police and the group of Rakhines. Police open fired at the villagers. Amongst the dead was the woman who was raped and one Rohingya man. Police sergeant Aung Kyaw Thein was also killed during the violence.
Four Rohingya women and three Rohingya men were arrested late at night as more than 500 military, police and Hlun Htaine surrounded Duchiradan, Gawdusara and 3 other adjacent villages in the morning. They arrested more than 200 innocent Rohingyas including children, women, men and the elderly. They fully loaded three trucks of prisoners.
The police and Rakhine group took the corpses of the Rohingya woman and man to the Rakhine village and have yet to return them. While the military, police and Hlun Htaine surrounding the Rohingya villages, thousand of Rakhines entered into the villages and looted the properties and cattle belonging to Rohingyas.