10 arrested for 6 murders in Rohingya camp

 Staff Correspondent |  Sunday, October 24th, 2021 |  1:13 pm
10 arrested for 6 murders in Rohingya camp

Ten people have been arrested in connection with the shooting and stabbing of six teachers and students at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama Al-Islamiyah Madrasa in Balukhali camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar.

They were arrested in multiple raids from Friday (October 22nd) to Saturday (October 23rd) at 3pm.

তথ্য Armed Police Battalion (APBN) Commander (SP) Shihab Kaiser Khan confirmed the information.

He said Nurul Islam, the father of Azizul Haque, who was killed in the murder case, filed a case against 25 people and 200-250 others at Ukhia police station. Five suspects and five suspects have been arrested in the case. Three of them confessed to being directly involved in the killings. It will be possible to bring the rest under the law soon.

The arrested are Mojibur Rahman (19), Dildar Mabud alias Parvez (32), Mohammad Ayub (38), Ferdous Amin (40), Abdul Majid (24), Mohammad Amin (35), Mohammad Yunus alias Fayez (25) and Zafar. Alam (45), Mohammad Zahid (40), Mohammad Amin (48). Meanwhile, the police filed another case against Mujibur Rahman at Ukhia police station under the Arms Act.

At around 4:15 am on Friday (October 22), a group of masked miscreants entered the Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama Al-Islamiyah Madrasa in the FDMN Camp-17H-52 block of Ukhia and fired randomly. The victims were then hacked to death. Several limbs, including the fingers of several people killed by the sharp weapon, were severed.

The deceased were identified as Hafeez Mohammad, a teacher of Camp-12, Block-J5. Idris (32), Ibrahim Hossain (24), son of late Mufti Habibullah of Camp-9 Block-29, Azizul Haque (22) and Md. Amin (32), volunteer students of Camp-17 Block-H-52. The deceased have been identified as Nur Alam alias Halim, 45, a Madrasa teacher of Camp-17, Block-F-22 and Hamidullah, 55, a Madrasa teacher of FDMN Camp-24.

Eyewitnesses and relatives of the slain claim that the alleged assassins of Muhibullah, Arsar (also known as Al-Yaqin), were the terrorists who carried out the killings.

A reliable Rohingya source claimed that all the madrassas based in the Rohingya camp were trying to take control of the so-called Arsa. To that end, they (Arsa leaders) proposed to have two Arsa members in the committee to run each madrasa. But those concerned did not agree to it. However, in the meantime, the source claimed that many madrassa miscreants are under the control of Arsar.

Asked about these issues, ABPN-7 Commander (SP) Shihab Kaiser Khan said, “The issues that have come up are being seriously investigated.” Action will also be taken against the Rohingya if they find evidence that they are harboring criminals. Whether Muhibullah’s murder is linked to Friday’s incident is a matter for further investigation.

SP Naimul Haque, 14 APBN captains working in the camp, said it was right that Rohingyas in the camp were being linked to crime. But there is no rogue organization in the camp. Although they try to commit misdeeds in the name of various organizations, it is an isolated incident. We are working to control everything.