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Rohingya Camp Leader Arif Ullah Murdered by unidentified Assailants in Bangladesh

Updated On 19 Jun, 2018 Published On

The world isn't as safe as we think it is! The head majhi of block 11, Balukhali camp (2/2), Arif Ullah was murdered by some unidentified assailants inside the camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh. Ullah was 35.

The incident took place on Monday at around 7 PM/3 PM ET, according to Dhaka Tribune. The victim was dragged down from a bike and was stabbed with sharp weapons, said the newspaper. The victim was stabbed in the throat according to Ukhiya Polic Station Officer-in-charge Abul Khayer.

The assailants ran away after they felt movements of the refugees living in the area.

Ullah was taken to Ukhiya Sadar Hospital and was declared dead there. His dead body was sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital for an autopsy.

Ullah was the leader of the group who was designated by authorities to represent the refugees living in the Balukhali camp because of his knowledge of Bangla. Rohingyas are a Muslim minority ethnic group in Myanmar, who are considered to be illegal immigrants.

The number of Rohingya residing in Bangladeshi refugee camps is over 700,000. They were forced to reside in refugee camps in Bangladesh after brutal Myanmar army campaign launched in last August.