Teknaf, Bangladesh: Two Malaysia voyage died with diarrhea while on the way to Malayasia on October 28, said a voyage on condition of anonymity.
“An engine boat along with over 80 boat-people (Malaysia voyage) of Rohingya and Bangladeshi people went to Malaysia by sea route from Mitapanissara of Teknaf union, Bangladesh four days ago.”
“They returned to Bangladesh from Bay of Bengal on October 29, after five days at midnight, because of argument among them.”
However, of them, two Rohingyas were died for diarrhea during their way to Malaysia . But, the two deceased bodies were thrown into the sea, said another boat-people.
So, the boat-people returned back and entered to south Habir Sara village of Teknaf union. On being tipped off, a group of police personnel from Teknaf police station rushed to the spot and found empty engine boat on October 30. But, no body was arrested, said an aide of police
But, a rumor was spread out in the border area that another group was preparing to go to Malaysia so that a group of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) could arrest five Malaysia voyagers on October 29 after being conducted an operation in different border area, said a local from Teknaf.
The arrested have been identified as Mohamed Hasim (25), Hafez Ahamed (20), Mohamed Younus (20), Ali Ahamed (80) and Kolim Ullah (16). They all belong to Maundaw south, in northern Arakan.
However, BGB seized some dry ration from them such as rice-flakes, molasses, cakes and cigarettes during the raid, an official said.
All the arrestees were handed over to Teknaf police station for further interrogation.
According to sources, the Dalal (agent) of the boat-people, took Taka 3,000 from each of the passenger before getting on the boat and will pay Taka 100,000 after arrival at Malaysia.