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Rohingya Refugee Shot Dead in New Dehli

RB News
August 24, 2017

New Dehli, India -- A Rohingya refugee youth was shot dead in the Indian Capital City, New Dehli, this morning.

The incident happened at around 8am today (Aug 24) when the victim, living at 'Uttam Nagar' area, was on his way to work at a restuarant around the same area in New Dehli.

The perpetrators behind the crime are identified as members of a gang led by a local man named 'Mustakim Ansary.'

"Some people shot at him. When we rushed upon hearing about it, we found him lying down with bullet injuries and blood spilled all over his body and saw some people running away.

"He died on the way while we were taking him to hospital," said Ahmed, a refugee in New Dehli.

The perperator or killer is a son of the landlord of the deceased and has been absconding since then. What conspired the perpetrator to kill a working refugee man is unknown yet.

The victim is identified as 'Inayat Ullah,' originally Buthidaung Township, Arakan state, Burma, who fled his native country in late 2014.

The UN Refugee Body, UNHCR, in New Dehli has been informed of the crime and is reported taking necessary responses.

An FIR (First Information Report) has also been lodged with the local police in Uttam Nagar. Special Crime Branch Police as well as Intelligence Bureau are reported to have been investigating the case.

On the other hand, since the beginning of this year, hate-crimes targeting the Rohingya refugees have been sporadically taking place and some right-wing Hindu political parties have been often rallying for their expulsions from India. However, the hate-crimes against the refugees are reported to have taken a momentum after the Indian government has announced the plan to deport them back to Burma and Bangladesh.

[Reported by Myo Naing, Abdul Khan & Ali Johar; Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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