A man shot dead in Maungdaw

(Narinjara-10 May2013) : One resident of Maungdaw Township area in western Burma was killed by the Burma Army during the early hours of Thursday morning while the soldiers were patrolling in that locality, local villagers informed.

Maungdaw city watch tower

Maungdaw city watch tower

The deceased is yet to be identified but the authority has confirmed that he is a Muslim who hails from Maung Ni village at the outskirt of Maungdaw. The authority has shifted the dead body to Maungdaw hospital for an autopsy.

The local residents of Maungdaw Township have expressed their ignorance about the reason behind the killing.

Of course, there is a wild rumour spread in the locality that the person was shot dead  by none other than the Burma army as the victim tried to attack the armed personnel near the village while the army unit was patrolling there.

Till the filing of this report, no one has claimed the body for cremation, which is still at Maungdaw hospital, asserted the hospital authority.