A Rohingya Muslim died in a Bangladesh hospital on Sunday, police said, the second refugee fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar to do so after allegedly being shot by security forces.
Mohammad Tyeb, 20, died at a government clinic in Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong more than a week after he was shot in the head, police officer Nasir Uddin told AFP.
Uddin said the man told Bangladesh authorities that he was shot by security forces on June 8 in Maungdaw, a small Myanmar city close to the border with Bangladesh.
"He later went into a coma and never regained consciousness," the police officer said.
At least 50 people have died in western Myanmar's Rakhine state in more than a week of sectarian violence and revenge attacks between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya.
Tyeb is the second Rohingya from Myanmar to die in Bangladesh after escaping the violence. A 50-year-old named Kala Hossain died at the same hospital after being shot by Myanmar forces, said Uddin.
Senior doctor M. Kamaluddin said Sunday: "Tyeb died at 7:40 am this morning as a bullet was stuck in his head. He suffered severe brain injury. We could not operate his head as it was risky."
Uddin said two more Rohingya -- both shot -- were also being treated at the Chittagong hospital.
All four slipped into Bangladesh territory by dodging tight border patrols. Bangladesh is coming under increasing international pressure to open its border to Rohingya, but has so far refused to do so.
Rohingya are described by the United Nations as one of the world's most persecuted minorities.