Mentally handicapped brutally assaulted as soldiers flood Rathedaung village

May 28, 2017

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Rathedaung- A mentally handicapped man was brutally beaten up by soldiers in the Gadong area of Ratedaung on Tuesday.

Since last week, a huge contingent of Tatmadaw personal have been making rounds in the area. On Tuesday night at around 9pm, they suddenly assumed aggressive positions and charged towards locals in the Shapla para Dokhin Para hamlet. All the Rohingyas ran away save one mentally handicapped man, Abdul Gaffar. Abdul was caught by the military and brutally hit with rifle butts, kicked and punched. He is currently in a critical condition.

The military remained in the civilian area till 3am till which no one remained in their homes.

Local sources have confirmed that Tatmadaw is amassing besides the village every night since last week in huge numbers, creating terror among the local populace. Everyone in the area is passing sleepless nights in anticipation of a coming raid.