Bangladesh: Rumour of defamatory comments about Mohammed triggers attack on Hindus

Baghsitarampur village of Homna District was attacked on Sunday evening by people of the adjacent Panchkipta village of Muradnagar District

Homna police station OC Aslam Shikder told bdnews24.com that hundreds of people from the Panchkipta village attacked temples and homes of at least 28 Hindu families alleging that two Hindu youths posted defamatory comments on Facebook about the ‘Prophet.’

“One of the victims, Haricharan Das filed a case over the incident on Monday,” he said.

The police officer said they have detained two persons Utshab Das and Srinibas Das as well as nine others over the rumours of Facebook post.

“During the interrogation they have denied posting any such remark.”

Additional police forces have been deployed in the area and the situation is now under control, added OC Shikder…

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