Hindu temple, houses, shops vandalised in Narail
A mob yesterday vandalised a temple, a grocery store and several houses of the Hindu community in Sahapara area of Lohagara, Narail.
Angry villagers went on a rampage in the afternoon, alleging that a Hindu man said to be 18 years old made a post on Facebook that hurt their religious feelings, officials said.
After Juma prayers, the villagers went to a grocery store owned by the individual's father and vandalised it.
The mob then attacked and vandalised several houses, including the family's.
After they broke into the Sahapara temple and broke the furniture, the police used tear gas and fired empty shells, officials said.
In the evening, the police took the man's father into custody from his house.
Police could not bring the situation under control before night, said locals.
The individual who allegedly made the post managed to flee the area.
Azgar Ali, upazila nirbahi officer, and Haran Chandra Paul, officer-in-charge of Lohagara Police Station, visited the village.
They said police forces were deployed in the area to prevent further violence.