By The Rohingya Post
“Siddique Ahmed was a father who cared and supported his family with his best ability, and he was a very respected person who was loved by every villager for his humility and kind-heartedness.”
On October 8, Myanmar Military stationed in Sin Thay Pyin, Buthidaung township of Rakhine State, killed an unarmed Rohingya fisherman.
The victim is identified as Siddique Ahmed, son of Sultan Ahmed. He hailed from Sin Thay Pyin village.
While he was fishing along with his fellow villagers at around 11:00am local time, a military officer opened two rounds of fire towards the group from a nearby hill. Siddque Ahmed was hit in his head pronouncing dead on the spot.
The villagers took the body of 65-year-old victim back to the village, where the military official told to bury him without carrying out a post-mortem or an investigation for the killing of innocent civilian.
He was buried in his village at 12:30pm.
Siddique Ahmed, who lived on fishing and selling betel leaves, leaves behind three married sons, two married and two unmarried daughters.
A villager told The Rohingya Post, Siddique Ahmed was a father who cared and supported his family with his best ability, and he was a very respected person who was loved by every villager for his humility and kind-heartedness.
“It leaves a big void in his family, particularly in his unmarried daughters who have no one to be taken care of,” the villager emphasised.
Rohingya civilians who remain in Rakhine State after over 754,000 were forced to flee into Bangladesh from Myanmar’s genocide unfolded in August 2017, are trapped and frequently targeted in clashes between Buddhist Rakhine’s Arakan Army (AA) and Myanmar Armed Forces.