Rohingya Muslims cleared out of Fundu parang, Buthidaung as census officials along with police and BGP came to their village, according to our local correspondent.
In Arakan, security forces always accompany census officials but the murder of a 14 year old girl in Rathidaung a day earlier had scared the locals in the area. A 14 year girl was killed by BGP during census.
Earlier police had informed locals to come to the school field for the census on Wednesday. When no one showed up, police went from house to house looking for residents but found everything abandoned.
The locals are currently hiding in the hills.
Police said that Muslim leaders based in Rangoon had convinced the villagers to flee from the census.