Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Arrives to India to Discuss Rohingya Crisis
Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi, India, Thursday, October 3, for a four-day visit. Hasina plans to seek India's backing to demand that Myanmar expeditiously take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia's largest refugee crises in decades. The visit comes as Bangladesh's military said Thursday it has ordered an investigation after a Rohingya family in a refugee camp accused army troops of raping a 12-year-old girl. The inquiry comes as around a million Rohingya in vast camps in Bangladesh face increasing hostility two years after fleeing a military offensive in Myanmar. Mohammad Osman, an elder brother of the alleged victim, said three soldiers entered their shanty at the Nayapara Rohingya camp on Sunday evening and sexually assaulted his sister. "She was raped as one of them tightly held her mouth," he told AFP by phone, referring to the border district where the refugee camps are located. A spokesman of the Bangladesh Armed Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah ibn Zaid, said they were investigating.