By The Stateless Rohingya
“We found the child soaked in his parents’ blood, frightened and numb not knowing what is going on to his parents. His parents and relatives are gone. We are all he has now”
The incident is one of hundreds of reported gruesome killings of Rohingya civilians in the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in northern Rakhine State since August 25, 2017.
On Saturday, September 2, the parents of two-and-half-year old toddler who were stranded on the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh, shot by Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP).
The incident took place in Quarter 4, Mauk Ywar (Dain Boinna), Taung Pyo Let Yar, north Maungdaw between 2 and 2:30 pm (+6:30 GMT).
The Rohingya couple, Zeya Ullah (22, son of Noor Bashor) and Aiyesha Begum (20, daughter of Sayed Kashim), were pushed back by Border Guard Bangladesh on the same day when they were fleeing mass-killings in their village.
Zeya Ullah tried to cross the border to perform Eid-ul-fitr (Festival of Sacrifice) prayer in Bangladesh, and subsequently pushed back into Myanmar.
The Myanmar police shot fired on them severely injured when the couple tried to move into their village. Seeing them injured, Na Ta La (Buddhist settlers) from a nearby village came and killed them with knives.
The woman was 7-month pregnant at the time of her murder. The toddler, Riduan, who was found alive when Rohingya villagers from Taung Pyo attempt to retrieve the bodies of Zeya Ullah and Aiyesha Begum.
A villager under anonymity said, “We know this family very well. They left to the border after their houses were burnt down by the military and the Buddhist extremists on Friday, September 1. We thought they already crossed the border.
When we heard gunfire, we secretly observed from the village. In a few distance away, we found the child soaked in his parents’ blood frightened and numb knowing what is going on to his parents. His parents and relatives are gone. We are all he has now.”
“How can inhumane and cruel these people be towards us? How can the world watch us mercilessly killing?” he quizzed.
The Rohingya civilians from Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung face the organized campaign of mass-atrocity under the hands of Myanmar security forces and extremist Buddhists, who have been driving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya from their house burning and killing including women, children and elderly persons village after village.