Chakma Buddhist slaughtered in Maungdaw

(Narinjara News: 1 April 2014)

The dead body of U Tun Aung Sein in the garden.

The dead body of U Tun Aung Sein in the garden.

A Buddhist from the Chakma tribe, known as Thet in Burmese language, was slaughtered by a group of miscreants on 29 March 2014 in Maungdaw township on western Burma border locality, said the police and a village tract administrator.

U Tun Aung Sein, a middle aged Chakma villager was reportedly targeted by the miscreants when he was working in his mountain garden on Saturday morning at Makyin Gon village under Maungdaw township.

“Aung Sein’s  throat was stabbed first by the attackers and then chopped it with sharp weapon. His body was identified by his two daughters lying in the garden,” said U Hla Moe, a village tract administrator.

Aung Sein, 49, used to go to the garden every morning for watering the plants and feeding cows with other regular works. Usually he returned to home by noon. On the fateful day, Aung Sein took more time to return and hence his daughters went there looking for him. They found their fathers’ dead body in the garden with severe injuries.

The investigating police suspect that the group of attackers might be from Bengali Muslim villages. The police team recovered few Bangladeshi currencies like  100 & 20 Taka  notes, a sporting, a white religious cap and also a Bangladesh made cigarette from the spot.

Meanwhile, the Burma border security forces have blocked many mountain roads in the locality and started massive operations to catch the culprits at the earliest.

The police remained clueless about the motive behind the killing but they have not denied the theory of communal conflict involved in the case, as the victim was a Buddhist.

Meanwhile the on-duty police officer U Kan Hla has registered a case (no: Pha 56/2014) at Maungdaw Myoma police station relating to the murder.

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