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Rakhine villager was caught while trying to set fire

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A
Rakhine villager was caught by Rohingya villagers in Maungdaw Town on 9th
March, at around 4:00 am while he was trying to set fire in  Rohingya houses, said a businessman from the
locality on condition of anonymity.

“The Rakhine man was caught
along with a sword, two bottles of petrol and two matchboxes  by villagers in Shikdar Para (Myoma Kayan
Dan) village. He is from the neighboring Rakhine village.”

After catching him red
handed, the villagers handed him over to the village Administrator. On being
informed, police rushed to the spot and received the culprit, according to an
aide of police.

But, police said that he is
a mad man from Maruk-U Township, why did the villagers caught him? He is

According to villagers, he
is from neighboring Rakhine village and is not a mad man.  He is a courageous man who was dare enough to
set fire on  Rohingya village alone,at

“In Reality, Rakhine
villagers do not dare to set fire Rohingya village, but,the concerned authorities
are provoking and backing them to do this type of stuffs in order to  make life of the Rohingya villagers
unstable”, the villagers added.

Regarding the event,
when  contacted the Maungdaw police
station, they refused to give any comment.

On March 7, at around 1:30
am, six houses were of Shikdar Para of Maungdaw Town were burnt down by unknown
Rakhine villagers with the help of police of Maungdaw police station.

“It is proved that the six
houses of Sikdar Para were burned down by a group of Rakhine extremists, three
days ago,” said a village elder preferred not to be named.