Border Guard Police kill a fisherman, seriously injure two in Maungdaw

  • Written by Kaladan Press
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Burmese border guard police (BGP) brutally killed a fisherman and seriously injured two on June 21 at night while they were fishing at the Khayan Khali river mouth of Maungdaw south, said Pintu from the locality. The dead body was identified as Mohamed Rashid (22), son of Abdul Hakim, hailed from Fadensa village of Maungdaw south, he added more.

On that day, some of the fishermen were fishing at the mouth of Kayan Khali river mouth setting conical fish net against the current after getting permission from concerned authority. The Kayan Khali river flows into Naff Rive - separates Burma and Bangladesh, another businessman Sakarat Ali said.

Suddenly, a group of BGP from camp No.1 of Maungdaw reached there by speed-boat while patrolling and met the fishermen, a fisherman from the locality said on condition of anonymity.

The BGP patrol-group beat them (fishermen) up severely with sticks and gun-butts. As a result, all the fishermen got serious injuries, and one of them, Mohamed Rashid was in serious condition. Afterwards, the BGP personnel back to their station leaving the fishermen in the small fishing boat, the fisherman said.

For a while, the serious fisherman Mohamed Rashid died in the boat. At that time, there were two other fishermen in the fishing boat, namely Abdul Hamid and Mohamed Eliyas of Padinn (Fatanzar – Baddil ) village. They were also got serious injuries, the fisherman said.  

Later on, the injured fishermen brought the dead body to his home and informed to the relevant authorities. The authority sent the dead body to Maungdaw hospital for postmortem and then getting permission from concerned authority, the dead body was buried in his village cemetery in the evening on that day, a relative of the victim said.

The next day, the injured fishermen went to the BGP headquarters to inform the incident, but they did not take any action, a local elder said.
Previously on 10 January,Border Guard Police of Burma also killed two fishermen in the Naff River while fishing near Shwe Zaar village of Maungdaw Township.