‘Arsa man’ shot dead at Ukhiya refugee camp
Criminals shot dead a so-called Arsa member at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar' Ukhiya upazila on Wednesday evening, said police.
The deceased was Mohammad Shah, 42, a resident of Modhurchora Rohingya refugee camp.
In a Facebook post, Armed Police Battalion-14 (APBn-14) in Cox's Bazar said criminals shot Shah, an associate of the second-in-command of so-called Arsa Mohammad Hashim, when he was chatting with some people in front of a shop in the camp before Maghrib prayers.
Talking to reporters at Cox's Bazar General Hospital on Wednesday night, Shah's wife Sajeda Begum said her husband left their shed around 6:30pm as he was facing mobile network issues and was standing near a shop.
Some unidentified people appeared all of a sudden, shot him, and fled. With bullet wound, he was rushed to the hospital where doctors declared him dead around 8:30pm, she said.
Sajeda said she did not know who shot her husband and for what reason.
The APBn-14 in the post added that members of Myanmar's banned organisation Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army suspected that Shah, who was a listed criminal, was involved in the killing of Mohammad Hashim.
Shah went into hiding after the killing of Hashim and recently returned to the camp.
Law enforcers were trying to arrest him, the Facebook post added.