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Tuesday April 24, 2018 02:50 AM

Rohingya refugee kills fellow countryman in Cox’s Bazar camp

Rohingya refugee kills fellow countryman in Cox’s Bazar camp

Momotaz Ahmed, 32, a refugee from strife-torn Rakhine state in Myanmar, was killed by Arif Ullah, another refugee in the same camp.

A Rohingya refugee in Kutupalang Camp at Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar has been killed allegedly by his fellow countryman.

Momotaz Ahmed, 32, a refugee from strife-torn Rakhine state in Myanmar, was killed by Arif Ullah, another refugee in the same camp, on Saturday, said Md Abul Khayer, acting officer-in-charge of Ukhiya police station.

Momotaz fled to Bangladesh after killing one of Arif’s brothers in Rakhine some two years ago. Since then, Arif had been hunting high and low for Momotaz to take revenge, he said, quoting other refugees.

“Arif brutally hacked Momotaz in Kutupalong Refugee Camp on Saturday, leaving him severely injured.”

He succumbed to his injuries while being taken to a local clinic.

Khayer said police had arrested the accused killer, Arif, with the help of locals.

“Crimes are being committed virtually every day by the Rohingya people who have taken shelter in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar to escape violence in their home country. We are grappling with dealing with this many problems at a time,” the official added.

This article was first published on Bangla Tribune. 

 

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