Indian asst HC visits Hindu houses in Rangpur
Rangpur: Abhijit Chattopadhyay, assistant high commissioner of India in Rajshahi, visited at Thakurbari village of Rangpur on Monday morning where villagers attacked the Hindu-dominated village and vandalised and torched houses of the Hindus.
He went to the village around 10:12am and stayed there for several minutes, said police.
However, he did not make any comments.
Meanwhile, police arrested a total of 53 people from Gangachhara and Kotwali areas till Monday morning.
Earlier on Friday, a man was killed and 20 others, including four policemen, were injured in a clash at Thakurbari village in the upazila over a reported Facebook post by Titu Chandra.
Over the issue, around 8,000 people from nearby villages marched towards Thakurbari village, a Hindu-dominated village and vandalised and torched 8-10 houses of the Hindus.
Police on Saturday morning filed a case with Gangachhara Police Station against more than 2,000 people, including around 30 named ones.