Tension brewing as Hindu houses torched in Brahmanbaria | The Daily Star
11:00 AM, November 04, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:12 PM, November 04, 2016

Tension brewing in Brahmanbaria as houses of Hindus torched in fresh attack

Miscreants set fire to six dwelling structures of the Hindu community in Nasirnagar upazila of Brahmanbaria early today, escalating tension further in the trouble-hit upazila.

The incident took place four days after the attacks on temples, houses and business establishments of the Hindu community in the upazila.

Locals said miscreants set fire to the cowshed of Phul Kishore Sarkar, three kitchen rooms of Mrinal Kanti Sarkar and Amar Deb, an abandoned house of Santu Kabiraj and a house of Sagar Das around 4:00am.

On information, Nasirnagar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Chowdhury Moazzem Ahmed and local leaders of Awami League visited the spot this morning.

On October 30, a group of religious zealots carried out a synchronised attack on the Hindus, vandalising around 100 homes and temples and looting their valuables, including cash, gold ornaments and idols, television and mobile phones. The two-hour mayhem followed a Facebook post from the account of a local fisherman, “hurting the religious sentiment” of the Muslims.

Two cases were later filed against 1,200 unnamed people with the local police station in connection with the incident.

 

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