“The security forces have encircled villages and then [shot people] indiscriminately, but we also found that – compared perhaps to the violence that took place in October [and] November last year – there is more involvement of the local Buddhist population together with the military." She added: "We have reports of at least three other villages where at least dozens of people have been killed." “What we have found ..that now after the killings the military and other civilians are actually gathering the dead bodies and burning them so [as] not to leave any evidence." Burmese security officials and insurgents from the Rohingya have accused each other of burning down villages and committing atrocities in Rakhine state.
Police Brigadier General Thura San Lwin said Rohingyas were killing each other and had burned down their own homes.