Sittwe Correspondent: An infant has been cruelly slaughtered by a Yaba drug addict in Baw Du Pha IDP camp, Sittwe on 9th of March 2016 at around 3.30 pm.
The deceased has been identified as daughter of Abdul Sukkur (alias) Abdu, working as a drain cleaner under an active NGO (Solidarity International) to support his family in Baw Du Pha IDP camp part 01, Sittwe, said a close neighbor.
According to sources, the drug addict is the resident of the same camp who took the infant to the shop nearby and bought it some ground nuts from the shop while its mother was working in the kitchen. After that, he took the baby aside the camp and slaughtered with a knife. But just after the incident, people found the dead and informed the police who rushed to the spot and intercepted the culprit to the police custody.
The infant had a pair of gold ear rings which made by its father with the money saved from wages got for his work as a drain cleaner from Solidarity International as the baby was so affectionate to him.
Source more assumed, “the addict slaughtered the baby to snatch the gold ear rings to sell them for purchasing drugs since he had no money in his pocket and these kinds of addicts are always in demoralized state”.
A Rakhine resident said, “Various drugs like wine, Yaba tablet, fermented liquor and ganja are being sold overtly at various points before the nose to the law enforcers in the district.
Due to easy availability of drugs and inaction of law enforcers, the drug addicts have been increasing alarmingly throughout the district leading the youths to the path of ruination and causing critical incidents like murder, rape, robbery, theft and so on”.
The concerned authorities should take necessary measures to control the smuggling and selling of drugs to save the innocent youngsters from being addicted and minimize the incidents like this in the country, said a doctor on condition of secrecy.