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Mohibullah Murder

2 more Rohingya youths arrested

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Police arrested two more Rohingya youths for their suspected involvement in the brutal murder of Rohingya leader Mohibullah in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Saturday.

The arrestees were identified as Ziaur Rahman, 32, and Abdus Salam, 29.

A team of the Armed Police Battalion (APBn) raided Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhiya and detained them in the morning and handed them over to Ukhiya police station at the night.

Naimul Haque, superintendent of police and also commander of 14th APBn, who is in charge of camp security, confirmed the arrest of the two Rohingyas.

Police are quizzing the duo about the murder, said Sanjur Morshed, officer-in-charge of Ukhiya Police Station.

Earlier on Friday, one Rohingya youth named Mohammad Selim Prakash Lomba Selim was arrested from Kutupalong camp in connection with the murder of Mohibullah and handed him over to Ukhiya police.

The APBn has arrested three Rohingya men in connection with the murder so far.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Saturday killers of Rohingya leader Mohibullah must be brought to justice.

“No one will be exempted (those were involved in the murder),” he said in a text message for journalists on Saturday morning.

A gang of unidentified gunmen killed Mohibullah, 48, at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya on 29 September.

On Thursday night, Mohibullah’s brother Habibullah filed a case with Ukhiya police station, accusing unidentified people of the killing.

His family believes another Rohingya group – the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) – is responsible for his death.

Formerly a teacher in Myanmar, Mohibullah was popularly known as Master Mohibullah among the Rohingya refugees.

He was the chairman of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) at Kutupalong camp.