Burma Times Correspondent: September 15, 2015
BGP launched a raid in Raimma Bil, Maungdaw North on Friday after complaints from Rakhine villagers that cows belonging to the Rohingyas have strayed into their land.
During the afternoon, some boys were looking after their cattle when Rakhines from a neighbouring village came up to them and said the animals belonging to the Muslims should not be on this land as it did not belong to them. The boys pretended to hear but came back with their cows as these were the only lands that had grass for the cattle. This infuriated the Rakhines and they tried to apprehend the boys. They however managed to run away.
When the Rakhines complained to the security forces, the BGP entered the Rohingya village in the darkness and began looking for the boys. The Rohingyas however did not disclose the identity of the fugitives. In response, they charged an elderly man named Md Ilias (53) with sponsoring Bangladesh based terrorists and implicated him with a Bangladesh SIM card.
As Ilias was being taken away to custody, his son in law Md Shaker rushed to the scene and pleaded innocence with the BGP men. The security personal took this as a slight and began assaulting Shaker.
Shaker received multiple injuries throughout his body in the BGP assault.
Ilias was later released following payment of half a million kyats.