Bangladesh villagers apprehend one
Burma Times Correspondent: February 03, 2015
Miscreants attacked a Rohingya family that had crossed over to Bangladesh from Kumir Khali, Maungdaw North for medical treatment on Friday.
A Rohingya man and his two sisters were stopped by a group of six people in a CNG (baby taxi) claiming to be Bangladesh police in an isolated spot at Wycom.
The six men armed with sharp weapons then proceeded to take all their belongings and attempted to rape one of the women.
At this point, the three Rohingyas raised a cry for help which fortunately attracted the attention of nearby villagers.
As villagers rushed to the spot, the men left hurriedly in the CNG leaving one of their men behind. Villagers apprehended the remaining miscreant and handed him over to Bangladesh Border Guards (BGB).
The apprehended man has been identified as Md Faridul s/o Shilu Kan.
The BGB transferred the man to police custody. Police however later released Faridul on payment of bribe money.
Local Bangladeshi villagers protested the release of the criminal.
Desperate Rohingya frequently cross over to Bangladesh for medical treatment as Rakhine hospitals do not accept them. Many Rohingyas have been assaulted and a few killed after they went to Rakhine hospitals for medical treatment.
Rohingya neighbourhoods and IDP camps have almost no access to healthcare facilities.
The only organisation that provides some Rohingyas access to healthcare is the medical charity MSF has been under fire from anti Muslim groups and cannot operate freely in Arakan.