BURMESE BORDER SECURITY FORCES SHOOT A BANGLADESHI CITIZEN
Maungdaw, 19th March 02: The Nasaka Burmese Security Forces shot a Bangladeshi and arrested another from the no-man's land along the border between Bangladesh and Maungdaw township in the western part of Arakan (Rakhine State) in Burma, according to our correspondent, quoting a reliable source in the Township administration.
On 26th February a Syed Alam (40), son of Halim and Habibur Rahman (31) son of Nur Ahmed were ambushed and arrested from the border north to Kraungdaw village under Maungdaw township allegedly with a handmade gun around ten in the evening. The team was led by the Nasaka Two Area Commander Major Naing Linn.
The two were then brought to Nasaka Area Two headquarters. The Nasaka physically tortured Syed Alam to interrogate, charging him as an armed cadre of the Rohingya rebel organizations, then at one stage they shot him to death. According to our correspondent who conducted an investigation, the said Syed Alam hails from Jamchhari village, close to border pillar No. 45, under Naikkyaungchhari upazila of Bandarban Hill District of Bangladesh, close to the Burmese border. The fate of the other man remains unknown.
When the Bangladesh Rifles stationed at the Asat-tali BDR Camp on the border came to know from an official letter of the Nasaka forces on 5th March, they formally demanded investigation about the whereabouts and into the fate of the two Bangladeshi citizens on the seventh of this month. The Bangladeshi authority also demanded the holding of a flag meeting regarding the incident. In an Official Memorandum, dated the 7th of March, the Bangladeshi authority also called for an impartial investigation into the matter, return of the corpses of the killed, compensation for the two persons to their family members (in case they have been killed), and taking proper action against the perpetrators in the Nasaka.
Previously the Nasaka forces also arrested three Bangladeshis on 13th February from inside