Sunday, 17 October, 2021
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Rohingya leader's killing: 1 suspect held

The Armed Police Battalion on Friday arrested a Rohingya man on suspicion of his being involved in the killing of Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah in Cox’s Bazar.  

The arrestee was identified as Md Selim alias Lomba Selim, 27, a Rohingya citizen living in Ukhiya Rohingya camp.

SP Naimul Haque, commander of the 14th Armed Police Battalion, said APBN members arrested the suspect from Camp-6 at Kutupalong in Ukhiya upazila around 11am.

Later, he was handed over to Ukhikya Police Station, said the SP.

Earlier on Thursday night, police have registered a murder case in connection with the killing of Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah at Ukhiya camp in Cox's Bazar on Wednesday night.

The FIR for murder was filed against unknown persons at the Ukhiya police station on on a complaint from Mohib Ullah’s brother Habib Ullah, said officer-in-charge Sanjur Morshed.

Unknown assailants gunned down Mohib on Wednesday night. He was first rushed to a local medical facility and later shifted to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

He was buried in Lambashia camp-1 in Ukhiya upazila on Thursday afternoon after his namaz-e-janaza, which was attended by a large number of Rohingya refugees from camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas.

Formerly a teacher in Myanmar, the slain activist was popularly known as Master Mohib Ullah among the Rohingya refugees. He was the head of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) at Kutupalong camp.