KPN News: 19 June 2013 Nasaka (Burma border security force) officers nearly killed a Rohingya man from southern Maungdaw after a unprovoked beating that left him unconscious and bleeding from the mouth, according an elder from his village.
“Nasaka personnel from area 7 went to Molana Mohamed Jalal, 40; son of Nazir Ahmed, home in Aley Than Kyaw village at midnight on June 17. They tried to enter the home after breaking the door.”
After the home owner woke, he screamed for help after seeing the armed men at his door speaking in Burmese, according to a Nasaka source.
Villagers rushed to the scene after hearing the screams, but Nasaka fired shots into air, according to various sources. Jalal was then dragged from the house and beaten still he was unconscious.
Villagers believe the Nasaka officers went to Jalal’s home to rob him. They only beat after he accused them of stealing and this made them very angry, a close relative of the victim said.
Later, Jalal was brought to the local Nasaka camp where he remains in detention with no one allowed to visit him, said one relative that didn’t want their name used.
A former administrator told Kaladanpress this kind of abuse by state authorities is common.
“Every night Nasaka personnel go to the Rohingya villages and try to harass the villagers with false allegations.”