Burma Times Correspondent: September 10, 2015
Police has killed a popular Rohingya activist from Khadir Bil, according to sources.
Master Ershad Ullah is believed to have been shot dead near the Maungdaw six mile checkpoint at point blank range on August 31.
Ershad was arrested on January 25 this year on the charges of murdering a government collaborator Md Zakir in Khadir Bil of Maungdaw South. Under intense torture in custody in the four mile area, Ershad made a confessional statement though it is a well known fact he had nothing to do with the murder.
Local sources say Ershad was arrested for his commitment towards justice and his charitable work for the Rohingyas in Khadir Bil. Following his arrest, locals and expatriates tried to secure his release by paying ransom money. Ershad was released for a short while but again arrested and inhumanely tortured.
His whereabouts have been a mystery for the last few days but now our sources have confirmed a prisoner was shot dead in the area. They also confirmed the prisoner was being transferred to the Buthidaung jail after being sentenced to a 25 year prison term by a Maungdaw court. The prisoner was identified as Ershad.