Sayeed Muhammad: In an organised attack, a Rohingya camp leader has been hacked to death by unknown assailants inside the Balukhali camp of Cox’s Bazar.
Arif Ullah, 35, the head majhi of block 11, Balukhali camp (2/2), was dragged down from an autobike, hacked with sharp weapons and then his throat was slit around 7pm Monday, reports Dhaka Tribune.
Confirming the death, Ukhiya Police Station Officer-in-Charge Abul Khayer said the attackers fled the scene when refugees living in the area came out hearing the commotion.
Arif, who been the leader of the C11 block since the beginning of the recent Rohingya crisis, was taken to Ukhiya Sadar Hospital, where he was declared dead.
The majhis are leaders designated by authorities to represent the refugees living in a certain part of the camp, often because of their knowledge of Bangla, said the OC.
The corpse was sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy.
Meanwhile, at least 10 people were injured in a struggle between two groups over “establishing supremacy” in Nayapara Rohingya camp in Teknaf upazila of the costal district.
The incident occurred at Hinla union of around four hours later the one happened in Balukhali.
“Two groups of Rohingya refugees engaged in a clash over establishing their authority in Nayapara camp on Monday night. At that time, both of the sides used sharp knives and machetes to fight. 10 people were injured in the clash,” said Officer In-charge (OC) of Teknaf police station Ranjit Kumar Barua.
Among the 10, four were admitted to Teknaf upazila health complex where they are currently undergoing treatment, the OC said, adding that they matter was being investigated.
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