AT Correspondent, Kyaukpyu
A Rohingya prisoner of Kyaukpyu jail who had been suffering prolonged disease died in Kyaukpyu hospital due to lack of treatment on 19 April 2017.
According to reports, the dead is Sirajul Hoque (33) son of Sultan Ahamed of Thawinchaung (Bassara) village tract of Maungdaw South, Arakan.
Siraj got married with Anwara Begum of Kutankauk village tract of Rathedaung without permission of the concerned authority prior to 2014. When he was summoned to appear before the authority, he along with his wife fled to Bangladesh fearing the arrest and jail.
When it seemed peace to him to come back from Bangladesh, he returned to his village in Myanmar with his wife and stayed at his house.
Being informed of their presence in the village, BGP forces went to his house and arrested him on 14 August 2014. After arrest, BGP official demanded Kyat 10, 000 from him for release but he was too poor to give the little amount of money for his release.
Therefore, Sirajul was sent to Buthidaung jail on 20 August 2014 where he was sentenced to 5 years jail term for getting married with Anwara Begum illegally according to blind law of Myanmar for Rohingya.
After he was sentenced to 5 years jail term, he was shifted to Kyaukpyu prison from Buthidaung jail.
There, he had been suffering from a chronic disease due to lack of appropriate treatment.
Finally, Siraj died of the disease after suffering for long time without having proper treatment.
After his death, he was handed over to Muslims in Kyaukpyu who buried him after Namaz e Janaza in Kyaukpyu Muslim cemetery.
Family source said, Sirajul had only 2 months left to expire his jail term. Now his wife and two younger daughters are in Tawinchaung who are weeping for their father.