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Refugee Family Robbed In Delhi

02 July 2011: An ‘unknown’ burglar broke into the flat of a Chin refugee family in Delhi, India, stealing their belongings in the early morning of Wednesday, according to a source from Chin Human Rights Organisation (CHRO).

Mr. Sang Bik and his four family members were sleeping in their rented room when the robbery took place supposedly between 2 and 5am at night in the second-largest Indian metropolis.

The Chin family, from Matupi township in Chin State, Burma, were shocked to see their boxes were left open outside the door, and personal possessions including mobile phone, camera and 700 Rupees taken away.

“I couldn’t believe that this thing happened to my family. I felt as if we had been doped to sleepiness. We didn’t hear or notice anything happen to us during the night,” said Mr. Sang Bik, a Chin human rights activist working for CHRO.

The case has been lodged at the local police station in Bindapur, Uttam Nagar of New Delhi but no other details have been known about the night robbery.

There have been reports of various incidents involving physical assault, rape, sexual harrassment, discrimination, robbery, room eviction and attacks facing the Chin refugees in the Indian city.

As of last month, it is estimated that there are about 12,000 Chin refugees stranded in New Delhi after fleeing various forms of repressive measures perpetrated by the ruling military authorities in Chin State, Burma.

Van Biak Thang
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