Kutupalong, Ukhiya: A 60 years old Rohingya refugee tenant was killed at his landlord house a day after the glorious Islamic month, Ramadan.
Haji Nur Ahamed, son of late Ali Miya was a Rohingya living in E2 block of unregistered refugee camp just in front of MSF (Médecins Sans Frontiéres). He rented a small open space from a 45 years old local Bengali named Jagir Ahamed who is known as “robber Jagir”. Jagir has been committing crimes against the defenceless, supportless, stateless and voiceless unregistered Rohingya refugees for many years.
In the early morning of 10th August, Haji Nur was invited to Jagir’s house to discuss about the rent, but the discussion became the case of murder. Haji Nur was inhumanely murdered by Jagir and his sons when he denied receiving money from his relative in Saudi Arabia.
Haji Nur was a family man who was the sole supporter of his family by collecting and selling firewood.
There has been high tension between the tenant and the landlord for sometimes after Haji Nur refused many times to pay money as tax to Jagir from his daily firewood collection. Then, Jagir claimed Haji Nur was receiving financial support from Saudi Arabia; which he again denied. The evil intention of Jagir has brought to him to the house where he was beaten to dead.
An unregistered refugee youth brought Haji Nur to nearby MSF clinic after he was found dead in front of Jagir’s house. As soon as the news broke out, the elected camps committee members informed Ukhiya police station about the case. The police came and took not only the decease for post-mortem; also the youth for interrogation; but Jagir and his sons have already fled the place.
On the next day, the youth was released from the police station; and the body of Haji Nur was handed over to his four surviving members of family who have been threatened by Jagir’s family and they are at very high risk.
An unregistered refugee said, “he is one of the most humble and generous Rohingya elders who always cares not only his family, but also all other refugees who need help”.
“It is a sad moment when he is supposed to be with his family after spending so many fasting days”, mentioned another Rohingya refugee.
Rohingya refugees have been living in dire circumstances in two registered and two unregistered refugee camps. The life in refugee camps is no difference than the life in Burma where discrimination, persecution, torture, killing, rape, robbing, arbitrary arrest and many human rights violations are hallmarks of Rohingya suffering in daily basic.