Burma Times: 17 Feb 2015
Locals have apprehended three members of an infamous dacoit gang who were on a crime spree in Maungdaw and Buthidaung.
On Monday, the gang of approximately 15 dacoits launched another operation at Sector 4, Naing Chung valley at 10.30 pm.
One of their targets was the house of Md Enayaet Ullah at Dokkhin (South) para of the village. Enayet has been married for only a fortnight and there was a substantial amount of valuables in his house. During the robbery, they fired a gunshot at Enayet’s new bride wounding her in the leg.
This raised the alarm and brought out the villagers who chased the robbers. The robbers scattered and fled in different directions. As they were chased, the robbers fired gunshots hitting Md Rahim, s/o Lal Mistri in the hand. Multiple gunshots followed causing the villagers to crouch for cover.
But angry villagers continued the chase apprehending two of the robbers Nur Alam (60) and Pori Banda (35) . The villagers started beating the robbers causing severe injuries to both of them. Nur later perished from the wounds.
Nur has been identified as a resident of Musulli camp in Bangladesh.
Pori Banda has been identified as belonging to the Arakanese Hindu community. As per his confessional statement, another Arakanese Hindu Bablu is one of the leading members of the gang.
An old fashioned gun was recovered from their possession. Another gun was recovered abandoned from a ditch.
Another robber was apprehended from a neighbouring village the next morning when villagers saw him hiding in the hills.
Sources say that it is likely that a fourth robber was also arrested as he was crossing over to Bangladesh.
The incident happened half a kilometer from a military camp based in the high school. The army however did not intervene during the robbery saying it was none of their business.
The previous day the robbers had looted valuables from ten households in the same area.
Earlier on Saturday, the robbers had killed two brothers, both sons of a respected Rohinya man Md Halu at kerenchi village, Garai para, Buthidaung.