Buthidaung, Arakan State: Army personnel from Battalion No.532 committed robbery to the villagers of Pyin Hla village under the Prapyin Thein Tan village tract of Buthidaung Township, Arakan State, on the night of September 15 , according to a local elder who denied to be named.
On that day, at about mid night, a group of army numbering in twelve went to the said village and committed robbery to the villagers. After arrival at the village, the army forcibly entered the houses of rich villagers and arbitrary tortured the family members to show them –gold, ornaments, money and key without giving any allegation. They looted all the money, gold, ornaments from the villagers.
Besides, they also arrested eight villagers and brought to their camp because of not getting any money and gold ornaments from their houses.
The arrested villagers are identified as– two sons of Sham Shu namely -Fayazul Islam ( 22), Kamal Hussain (18 ), Amir Faizal (21), son of Nuru, Osman (25),son of Ayas, Gaffar Ullah (20), son of Noor Mohamed, two sons of Nurul Islam namely Sayed Islam (14), and Mohamed Shoyeb (22), and Abdu Rahim (25), son of Basa Meah. Later, they were released after taking Kyat 200,000 t0 300,000 per each, said a local business man.
The army also disrespected the Holy Quran in the village. Villagers are shocked seeing the behavior of army, said an elder from the village
They (armies) are from the Military Operation Command (MOC) No. 15 of Buthidaung Township.
Another village elder said, “How the villagers will survive, if the army personnel commit robbery against the Rohingya villagers.” ##
Nur Hakim (30), son of Abdu Rajak, hailed from Ward No.4 of Maungdaw Town was arrested by police officer U Hla Thein of Maungdaw town police station today, in the morning from his village. His house had already been burned down by Rakhine mob in riots period. The police officer asked him to pay Kyat 300,000 three days before, but he refused to pay the money. As a result, he was arrested by police today and detained in the police station, said a close relative of the victim.
Besides, Mohamed Khan(18), son of Mohamed Ali, hailed from Ward No.2 of Maungdaw town was arrested by police officer U Hla Myint, yesterday at about 12:00 noon. Police officer asked Kyat 20,000 for his release, but he was unable to pay the money. So, he was still in detained in police custody, said one of his relatives preferring not to be named.