Angry locals have vandalised several homes of Hindu people over rumours about an alleged Facebook post slandering Islam in Cumilla’s Muradnagar.
The police arrested two people on charges of hurting religious sentiments on Sunday, said Qamruzzaman Talukder, OC of Bangra Bazar Police Station, reports bdnews24.com.
They include the headmaster of a kindergarten school in Purbo Dhour. The other person is a resident of nearby Andikot village.
“The situation is under control now,” Md Abul Fazal Mir, deputy commissioner of Cumilla district, said after visiting the area. Syed Nurul Islam, superintendent of police, has also visited the scene.
The deputy commissioner said the locals carried out arson attacks on three homes, including those of the two arrestees.
The other home that was torched belongs to Professor Banakumar Shib, the chairman of Purbo Dhour (East) union council.
Asked what measures the authorities have taken against the attackers, the DC said the administration has swung into action.
OC Qamruzzaman said the process to file case over the attack was under way.
The police will watch videos to identify the attackers, he added.
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