12 Hindus hurt in Lalmonirhat Jamaat attack
A local resident shows a damaged grocery shop at Ghoshpara village in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat. Jamaat-Shibir men carried out an attack and looted several shops owned by Hindu businessmen there this morning. Photo: STAR
Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, vandalised and looted houses and shops of the Hindu community in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat today, leaving at least 12 Hindus injured.
The Jamaat-Shibir men made the attack from a procession at 9:30am, our Lalmonirhat correspondent reports quoting Sohrab Hossain, officer-in-charge of Patgram Police Station.
The opposition men took out a procession in favour of the countrywide 71-hour rail, roads and waterways blockade.
They marched to Ghoshpara village in the upazila and carried out the attack without any provocation, according to OC Hossain.
The Jamaat-Shibir men vandalised two houses and looted five shops, the OC added.