(By Man Yu Kyaw, Narinjara, 22 October 2014):
Five persons, who allegedly tried to chop a group of village women with long swords on last Sunday, were detained by the local police in Maungdaw, an important town of western Arakan.
According to the local police sources, the accused persons hail from a nearby Muslim village. One of them is identified as Rochit (40), a Bengali Muslim from Aung Bala village located at the outskirt of Maungdaw.
The criminals chased 6 Arakanese women while the ladies were returning to their village after fishing work. However the ladies could escape unhurt and they left behind their utensils on the spot.
As the women returned back to their village, some elders reported to the police station about the incident and the police started their investigation and actions.
A police squad from Maundaw Myo Ma police station went to Aung Bala village by the evening and picked the five accused persons with the help of the villagers.
“All of them are now being interrogated by the police and they will be brought under the judicial process soon,” informed the police officer.