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A Young Rohningya Refugee From Kutupalong In Bangladesh Shot Dead By Myanmar Border Guard Police

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RB News 
May 26, 2014

Kutupalong, Bangladesh – A young Rohingya refugee from Kutupalong makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh was shot dead by Myanmar Border Guard police. 

On May 24th in the afternoon 12 pm Myanmar Border Guard police intruded into Barsh Pari village in Bangladesh situated nearby the mile post 37 and they shot four Rohingya refugees who were working in the village. Three refugees managed to escape from the firing of the Myanmar Border Guard police but one couldn’t and was shot dead, according to locals. 

The young Rohingya refugee who was killed is Mamed Shafique, Age 16. On May 25th his father Zahid Alam came to the village where he was killed to take his corpse but he didn’t find it. For this incident C.O Saif from BGB (17) Regiment based in Cox’s Bazar and BGB Regional Commander Farid came to the place and posted a red flag as to make it as restricted area. 

A young refugee was living in the makeshift Kulupalong camp and his makeshift is under supervision of Mamed Noor Marzi in B2 Block. He is one among about 300,000 Rohingya refugees who are not getting any aid from Bangladesh government and international organizations. There are about 30,000 Rohingya refugees who are officially recognized are getting assistance of international organizations but about 300,000 are unofficial and as they have no source for assistance they need to work in Bengali villages for their daily livelihoods. 

As they are facing difficulties they are working in the Bengali villages and four refugees were attacked by Myanmar border guard police for intruding into other country. 

The corpse was taken by the Myanmar Border Guard police and they haven't handed it over up to now. The corpse is believed by the locals to be on Myanmar side. 

As Bangladesh BGB doesn't want unnecessary problems between Myanmar and Bangladesh governments, they just posted a red flag as restricted area.

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