Police arrest man over deadly Rohingya attack


Rakhine ethnic people moor their boats on the Kalander River near Sittwe Market in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 01 June 2017. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA

Myanmar police on Wednesday arrested a man in the stoning death of a Rohingya Muslim during an attack by a mob of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in Sittwe earlier this month, RFA reported on 26 July.

The mob threw bricks at a group of Rohingya men and attacked a vehicle in which they were traveling in the Buddhist-majority Ywar Gyi Mrauk neighborhood on July 4, killing 55-year-old Maung Nu, also known as Monir Ahmad. Six other Rohingya were injured.

No further details were given about the man arrested according to the report.

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