Burma Times Correspondent: January 4, 2015
Security forces vandalised and robbed shops belonging to Rohingya Muslims in the adjoining villages of Godusera and Kiladong of Maungdaw South.
On Saturday at around 6pm, police and BGP forces entered Godusera from the east. They claimed the villagers were sheltering terrorists and moved into a stall which they vandalised. They then broke into the cashier and looted everything.
Similar robberies were committed in other stalls of Godusera before the security forces moved into Kiladong. Here also the security forces broke into shops. Rohingya shopkeepers who protested at the robbery committed by the security personal were badly beaten up. Altogether four Rohingyas have been reportedly injured in beatings by the police and BGP.
Altogether, at least 12 shops were robbed and vandalised. Authorities frequently allege that these villages, close to the border are a hub for terrorists based in the neighbouring country of Bangladesh. Locals dismiss the allegations saying such false accusations serve as an excuse to rob and kill innocent Rohingya Muslims.
Incidentally Kiladong is the site of the infamous massacre of 2014 when scores of women and children were killed by a mob backed by security forces.