At least 27 Rohingya Hindus have reportedly returned to Myanmar recently.
Babul Sharma, coordinator of the temporary Rohingya Hindu shelter at Kutupalong, told the Dhaka Tribune that the 27 Rohingya Hindus, who left the camp on September 29 to observe the Bijaya Dashami, had not returned.
The 27 refugees had reportedly crossed Ghumdhum border in Naikkhangchhari to return to Myanmar, he added.
Sujon Sharma, a supervisor at the temporary shelter, said it was not understandable yet as to why they, belonging to six families, left the camp.
Ukhiya police station Officer-in-Charge Md Abul Khair said they had been informed about the return of 27 Rohingya Hindus in Myanmar. "But we do not know about it in detail. No one has come to the police station to file a general diary."
The issue came to the attention at the last meeting of the District Law and Order Committee, held on October 1. The meeting decided to ensure special security to the remaining 496 Roningya Hindus who have taken shelter in an abandoned poultry farm at Paschim Hindupara. The shelter is now considered as an annexation of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp.
Most of the Rohingya Hindus now living at the temporary shelter arrived in Bangladesh between August 24 and August 29 along with thousands of Rohingya Muslims amid the recent military crackdown of Myanmar forces in Rakhine State.