Rohingya leader killed in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp

UKHIYA AND TEKNAF CORRESPONDENTS

A Rohingya leader has been killed at a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya upazila.

Dead Md Azim Uddin (35) was the head majhi (leader) of Block C at Rohingya Camp No 18. He is son of Kamal Uddin, a resident of Block-L/18 of Camp-17.

The incident took place at sub-block-M/9 of B-block of Camp No. 18 around 8:15 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2022.

Two other majhis – Syed Karim (40), son of Moni Ullah and Rahimullah (38), son of Nabi Hossain – were injured during the attack by some 15 to 20 assailants, from Camp No 20.

The three majhis came under the attack while they were distributing the volunteer duty in sub-block-M / 9 of B-block of Camp No. 18, APBn-8 Additional Superintendent Kamran Hossain said.

After the assailants fled the scene cutting off their throats and leg veins, the injured three majhis rushed to MSF NGO Hospital where doctors declared Azim dead, he said.

Rohingyas introduced a volunteer guard system in all their refugee camps following the killing of six people in Camp-18 in October 2021, he said.

Block raids were also carried out frequently to arrest the miscreants involved in the killing prompting them to flee to other camps, he said.

In efforts to reestablish their dominance in the camp, they often come out, attack and then flee, he said.

A massive block raid has been started to nab the culprits, he said adding that necessary legal action has been taken by the local police station.

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