Muslim residents arrested for attack on Rakhine villager

The photo was taken by a citizen journalist when U Kyaw Thein Hla was sent to Sittwe hospital on 19 October 2013.

The photo was taken by a citizen journalist when U Kyaw Thein Hla was sent to Sittwe hospital on 19 October 2013.

(Kyauk Taw- 25 October 2013): The Arakan police have arrested two Muslim residents with the accusation of trying to kill a Rakhine villager of Kyauk Taw township in Arakan State, informed a police officer from Kyauk Taw police station.

The arrestees were identified as Ayu Ali and Eika Raung from Sin Owe Pauk Taw village in Kyauk Taw township locality.

According to the police, Ayu Ali and Eika Raung attacked U Kyaw Thein Hla (52) with swords and sticks in the evening of 18 October and threw him to a nearby bush.

U Kyaw Thein Hla belonged to Pauk Taw Palong was attacked when he approached to a creek located in between Pauk Taw Palong and Sin Owe Pauk Taw villages for fishing in the evening. He received severe injuries in his head, chin and hands during the attack.

The victim passed the night with injuries and got consciousness in the next morning day. Finally he returned back to his village. The villagers had immediately admitted him in the Kuauk Taw township hospital.

Later following the advice of the attending doctors,  U Kyaw Thein Hla was sent to Sittwe general hospital by a vehicle owned by the Kyauk Taw social welfare association.

The investigating police soon rushed to the spot and arrested Ayu Ali and Eika Raung with the charge of attack on U Kyaw Thein Hla.

Police source claims that both the Muslim arrestees have already confessed about their involvement in the attack on the Rakhine villager.