Army physician hacked to death for treating Muslim patients
Burma Times Correspondent: February 12, 2015
An army physician was hacked to death by a soldier for treating Muslim patients on Wednesday.
The incident took place at Sandama, Pauktaw.
In Arakan, Rohingya Muslims are not allowed treatment in hospitals. But the army physician was known in the locality for giving treatments to Muslims in IDP camps where the humanitarian situation is extremely bad.
However this did not sit well with his colleagues. One of them hacked the physician to death at around 6 in the morning.
The army has often been at the forefront of anti Muslim violence in the region.
The military arrested the killer soldier and removed the battalion replaced.
Exact details are yet to be released.