Hindu homes vandalized in Bangladesh

The vandalised homes of Hindus at Demra Bazar area in Faridpur upazila in Pabna. A mob went on the rampage there yesterday after a Hindu man had allegedly attempted to assault a girl.

At least 10 Hindu houses were vandalised, as a Hindu man allegedly harassed a Muslim girl in Demra Bazar area in Faridpur district of the district yesterday morning.

Soon after the news of harassment spread in the area, locals caught the assaulter, Sukumar Tamli, 45, and beat him up and vandalised his tea stall at the bazar.

Yesterday around 6:30am, Sukumar reportedly intercepted a girl of class-VIII when she was heading towards her coaching centre in Demra Bazar area.

According to the victim’s father, Sukumar held the girl by her hand and dragged her inside his shop to sexually assault her. But the girl somehow managed to free herself from the clutch and ran away. She later told about the incident to her friends and locals.

Enraged by the incident, locals soon thronged the market place and beat up Sukumar and vandalised his shop.

On information, police rushed to the spot and tried to rescue Sukumar, but the angry crowd beat up two policemen. Sub-Inspector Rezaul Karim and constable Sohel Rana had to be admitted to the district health complex…