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8 to be quizzed over Brahmanbaria attacks on Hindus

07 Nov 2016, 18:36

NTV Online

Brahmanbaria: A court in Brahmanbaria on Monday granted police to quiz eight people, arrested in connection with the attacks on the Hindu community in Nasirnagar upazila, for three days.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Sultan Shohagh Uddin passed the order when police produced them before the court, said Mahabubur Rahman, a court inspector.

Earlier, police arrested 21 more people for their alleged involvement in the attacks on Sunday night. A total of 74 people have so far been arrested in this connection, reports UNB.

On 30 October, an unruly mob equipped with sharp weapons went berserk and demolished a number of Hindu temples and nearly 100 houses in Nasirnagar upazila following a rumour of a Facebook post demeaning the Holy Kaaba.

In a fresh attack on 4 November, miscreants also set fire to at least six houses of Hindus in the upazila amid alertness of law enforcement agencies and local administration.

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