A Rohingya couple under detention were killed in a late night police shootout in southern Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, the home of above 1.2 million Rohingya refugees, local media reports said Sunday.
The deceased have been identified as Dil Mohammad (38) and his wife Jaheda Begum (27), residents of Leda Rohingya makeshift settlements in the district.
Police have accused the deceased of having links with robbers and claimed that they had been killed in crossfire during an anti-robbery drive.
According to media reports, at least 10 Rohingya people, including the latest couple, have been reportedly killed in crossfire with police in last one month, marking the highest record extrajudicial killings of the persecuted Rohingya people in host country in a month.
The killings have raised questions about the human rights situation of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh whose prime minister gained the title of “Mother of Humanity” for hosting the world’s most persecuted people and for “sharing food” with them.