Communal violence in Cumilla: Fayez gives confessional statement, sent to jail
Mohammad Fayez, charged under the Digital Security Act for going live on social media from Cumilla's Nanua Dighir Par puja mandap on October 13, gave his confessional statement before a magistrate yesterday.
Senior Judical Magistrate Mithila Jajan Nipa recorded the statement, said Khan Mohammad Rezwan, police super of CID, Cumilla district.
Later, the court sent Fayez to jail, said the police official.
"Fayez confessed to a magistrate that he reached Nanua Dighir Par puja mandap in Cumilla city on October 13 morning after he heard that the Holy Quran was placed there. He then spread it through Facebook Live."
Fayez told the magistrate that as the Holy Quran was demeaned, he had gone live on Facebook to incite people, but did not know that it would set off communal violence across the country, added the police official.
Replying to a query, the SP said they did not find anyone else involved in the incident but they are investigating the matter.
Earlier, a Cumilla court granted two-day remand for Mohammad Fayez. According to CID, they started interrogating Fayez from Thursday to know the motive behind him going live on Facebook.