44 others pushed back
Bangladesh boatmen robbed a Rohingya wedding party pushed back from the border, according to our local correspondent.
Earlier the seven Rohingyas were intercepted by BGB 17 battalion as they tried to enter Bangladesh territory on Tuesday at around 8 am.
Two of the women in the group were supposed to be married off to two refugees at Kutupalong camp.
Sources say that the two women – – Solema Begum and Hasina Begum could not afford to marry in Arakan where a substantial amount of money is required for Rohingya Muslims to get married. Both had lost their fathers Nazir Ahmed and Rafique respectively.
Many Rohingyas cross over to Bangladesh because of restrictions placed by authorities on marriage in Arakan.
When BGB subedar Ataur Rahman pushed them back from Unchiporan at around 8 pm, he placed them under the responsibility of local boatmen to take them back to Arakan. The same boatmen robbed the Rohingyas.
They had to part with 100,000 kyats, and gold.
In a separate incident, 44 Rohingya refugees were pushed back on Wednesday from Gundum and Taimru.
BGB 17 battalion commander Lt Col Saiful Alam told Bangladesh media that 584 Rohingya refugees have been pushed back in this month alone.