Burma Times Correspondent: February 23, 2015
A resident from a model village attempted to rape a nine year old girl after hacking her with a sickle, according to our correspondent.
Rahana Bibi of Nurullapara, Maungdaw North was walking near a model village when suddenly a Burmese villager hit her with a sickle on the side of the head. As she fell, the miscreant tried to rape her.
However her shouts drew the attention of Muslim villagers who had just finished Friday prayers and they ran to her rescue. They managed to apprehend the would- be rapist and took him to the local representative of the model village for justice.
He was however released without any action taken against him.
Rahana is in the care of an aid organisation. She is in a critical condition.
Incidentally model villagers are made of Buddhists who have been brought from other areas of Burma by the government to balance out the Muslim population in Arakan.