Unidentified assailants slaughtered two Rohingya leaders in an attack at a Rohingya camp in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar Saturday evening.
Moulvi Yunus and Anwar, served as head majhi and sub-head majhi respectively of the same camp Number 13 in Ukhiya.
Faruk Ahmed, assistant superintendent of the Armed Police Battalion (ApBN), said a group equipped with lethal weapons carried out the attack on the duo at the camp around 6pm, leaving them critically injured.
Yunus succumbed to his injuries on the spot while Anwar was referred to the Upazila Health Complex where he died around 9pm, he said.
An adequate number of forces were deployed in and around the camp to fend off any further attack, he said, adding that they are using every tool at their disposal to find out more about the case and to nab the real perpetrators in this connection.
Including the latest deaths, 13 people have been killed inside the camps during the last four months, of whom eight were serving in voluntary community leadership roles such as 'majhi' and head majhi.