Five hurt in clash inside Ukhia refugee camp
A man died of his injuries yesterday morning, hours after he was hacked allegedly by a Rohingya man over suspicion of an extramarital affair with the latter's distant relative in Ramu of Cox's Bazar.
The dead, Abdul Jabbar, 35, was from Khuniapalang in Ramu.
Meanwhile, five people, including a Rohingya refugee, were wounded when they came under attack allegedly from some Rohingya criminals at Balukhali refugee camp in the district's Ukhia upazila on Friday night. Witnesses said the criminals swooped on refugees when they along with some local workers tried to resist goons from entering the refugee camp.
Abdul Mabud, chairman of Khuniapalang Union Parishad, said 26-year-old Jiabul Haque is a distant relative of Rohingya woman Dilara Begum, wife of Shamsul Alam from Headman Para.
Jiabul saw Dilara, aged about 28, secretly talking with Jabbar near her makeshift home in Khuniapalang around 11:30pm on Friday. Suspecting that the two had an extramarital relationship, he hacked Jabbar with a chopper knife, leaving him seriously injured, said Mabud.
Hearing screams, locals rushed to the scene and sent Jabbar to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital. Doctors later referred him to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH). The injured died in an ambulance on way to the CMCH around 10:00am yesterday, the UP chairman added.
Locals caught Jiabul and handed him over to police.
The victim's body was sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital for an autopsy.
Sub-Inspector Sana Ullah of Ramu Police Station said Jiabul is son of Mir Ahmed form Fakira Bazar in Myanmar's Rakhine State. He entered Bangladesh illegally two months ago and had been staying at Dilara's house since then.
Two cases were filed yesterday with the police station against Jiabul for committing the murder and trespassing into Bangladesh.
Law enforcers in the afternoon detained Dilara, mother of three children, for interrogation. Her husband Shamsul is an expatriate in Malaysia.
FIVE INJURED IN CLASH
Locals and police said around 20 Rohingya criminals tried to enter the Balukhali refugee camp around 11:30pm on Friday, but some Rohingya refugees, who were guarding the camp, tried to resist them.
At one stage, a clash broke out there, which left the five people injured, said Mohammad Abdul Mujib, officer-in-charge of Ukhia Police Station.
He said refugees at the camp caught two attackers, Nurul Boshor and Elias, and handed them over to police.
Law enforcers also recovered two firearms and six bullets from the detainees, the OC added.
Lalu Majhi, a Rohingya leader at the camp, alleged that the criminals fired a couple of shots during the clash.
The injured are Rohingya refugee Rafiquddin and workers Moshtak Hossain, Sharif Hossain, Jashimuddin and Shahed Ali. The workers are from Keshobpur upazila of Jessore.
Police said the workers were hired by a contractor for installing tube wells at the camp. The injured workers received treatment at a local medical centre while Rafiquddin was treated at the MSF hospital.