BLANG ADOE, Indonesia – Officials say more than 200 Rohingya briefly stormed out of an Indonesian encampment as tensions erupted following alleged rapes and beatings by locals at the site where members of Myanmar's long persecuted minority have been held since arriving four months ago by boat.
Steve Hamilton, deputy chief of mission at the International Organization for Migration, said the incident occurred Tuesday after authorities forced one of the females to go to a hospital. Other Rohingya did not want her to leave, fearing she could face more abuse.
Four Rohingya females and six males said they were attempting to flee Monday night when a group of masked Indonesian men took them into the woods and beat them. They said three females were raped.
Police are investigating. No arrests have been made.