|Burmese soldiers confronting Bengali-Muslim rioters.|
According to the Yakhine news agency Narinjara the local Security Police Battalions has been searching in vain for the body of police sergeant Aung Kyaw Thein who was last seen amidst the attacking Bengali-Muslims from Kin-Chaung Muslim village in Maungdaw South.
Last Monday during their normal round of patrol near the Kin-Chaung Muslim village the three-policemen detail including the missing sergeant was ambushed by more than 70 Bengali-Muslim villagers armed with swords and spears.
The police tried to shoot out with their WW-2 303 Lee-Enfield bolt-action rifles but their outdated-guns jammed and they had to run for their lives. In the melee police sergeant Aung Kyaw Thein well-equipped with an M-16 rifle was captured and presumed butchered by the Bengali-Muslims (so-called Rohingyas).
“We are now surrounding the whole Muslim village and searching for our missing sergeant. So far we haven’t recovered his body yet. All the Muslim men are also gone too as they all fled from us. Only Muslim women and children are left in their village. All the bloodied evidence are pointing that our sergeant was killed already. We found pool of blood on the nearby beach. We also found the empty magazine of his M-16 rifle. But not his gun and his body,” said one police officer who is overseeing the operation and who didn’t want to disclose his name or rank.
|Bengali-Muslim rioters in Maungdaw Town.|
On December 31st last year a large group of armed-Bengali-Muslims attacked the police post at Sittwe’s Hman-si cemetery and killed police private Thant Zin Win (22) and severely wounded another police private Kyaw Kyaw Moe (22).
These attacks on Burmese Security Police by Bengali-Muslims are intensifying despite the placement of 3 more security-Police battalions in the region. Right now there are 6 Security-Police battalions in the Maungdaw District alone.
On January-12 eight Bengali-Muslims supposedly from Butheedoung who had crossed the Mayu Ranges and been looking for work in Maungdaw were arrested by Kin-Chaung Village Tract’s Administrator Aung Zan Phyu (a Yakhine Buddhist). The local Yakhine-Buddhists claimed that they were Bengali-Muslim illegal from Bangladesh. Later that day they were killed by Yakhine-Buddhist villagers and their bodies buried just outside the village ground.
Later the Bengalis from nearby Kin-Chaung Muslim village dug up the bodies and took them to their Muslim village to rebury. To cover up their atrocities Village Tract Administrator Aung Zan Phyu and the local police post leader Sergeant Aung Kyaw Thein went into the Kin-Chaung Muslim village and tried to arrest some Bengali-Muslim villagers who resisted and fought back violently.
|A dead Bengali-Muslim rioter in Maungdaw.|
Following is the list of Bengali-Muslim villagers killed during the riots and subsequent police operation since January 13 in Kin-Chaung Muslim Village (Du-chi-yar-dan).
1) Mariam Khartoo (103) a daughter of Zawmira Hudin
|Burmese soldiers in the rioting Bengali-Muslim village.|
More than 4,000 Bneglai-Muslim men from Kin-Chaung Muslim village (Muslims called their village Du-chi-yar-dan in Bengali) were now hiding in other Bengali-Muslim villages nearby as the police and army continued rounding up the Bengali-Muslim rioters.
Since 6 am on January 16 all the Bengali-Muslim village chiefs and 100-household chiefs and 10-household chiefs of the Muslim villages of Pan-daw-byin (Norbawnor), Badin (Bornor), Du-nyaung-bin-gyi, Pa-Nyaung-bin-gyi, Tat-oo-chaung, Gor-du-thar-ya, and Du-chi-yar-dan have been arrested and kept under lock in a house in Du-chi-yar-dan village.
All the arrested were ordered by the Burmese authorities to make a comprehensive list of Du-chi-yar-dan Muslim villagers now hiding in their respective villages as more than 200 army troopers, at least 200 Security-police, and nearly a thousand local police have been surrounding all Muslim villages in the area to suppress the spontaneous Bengali-Muslim rebellion.
|Map of Maungdaw Township.|
|Burmese government denial of Du-chi-yar-dan Incident in Myanmah Ahlin Newspaper.|
1942 Islamic Genocide of Yakhine-Buddhists in Maungdaw District