Monday 21 July 2014

Rohingya fisherman killed at Naff River

Source Kaladanpress, 20 July

Teknaf, Bangladesh: A Rohingya fisherman was shot to death at Naff River by unknown persons today, at about 2:30 am while fishing in Burma side, a fisherman from border town said.The dead body was identified as— Abdul Amin (43), son of late Abdul Motalob, hailed from Ngarkhura north village of Bawli Bazar under the Maungdaw Township.

Amin went to the Naff River for fishing today midnight while a group of people suddenly appear in front of him and asked to give fish with Burmese language, but he refused, according to one of the fishermen.

On hearing the voice, one of the miscreants shot to him for refusing to give the fish. After hearing gunfire, some of the fishermen nearby rushed to the spot and rescued him. He was immediately brought to Bawli Bazar hospital for treatment but died on the way, the fisherman more added.

Nurul Amin, brother of the victim told the Kaladanpress, "My brother was killed by a group of people at Naff River for fish while he was fishing."

When asked Nurul regarding the murderers, he replied and believes that his brother was shot to death by Burma Border Police (BGP) because they spoke in Burmese.

According to fishermen, BGP frequently disturb the Rohingya and Bangali fishermen and snatch away fish from the fishermen while fishing in the Naff River.

Earlier, many fishermen were caught and killed by Burma's border security force (Nasaka) and many woodcutters and fishermen have been languishing in Burmese jail, fishermen further said.

Besides, a dead body was recovered from the Naff River bank of Shapuri Dip Zalia para by the police of Teknaf police station yesterday at about 2:00 pm. But, police are not able to identify the dead body as it is Rohingya or Bengali, according to official.

However, he was sent to Cox's Bazar government hospital for autopsy, official more added.

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