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Attack on B'baria Hindus: One of the main instigators held

Updated: Nov 30, 2016 13:41 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Nov.30 (ANI): Police in Bangladesh have confirmed the arrest of one person who allegedly instigated hate attacks on Hindus in the Nasirnagar upazila of Brahmanbaria a month ago.

The person arrested has been identified as Jahangir Alam, who according to the police, shared an anti-Islamic post that had appeared on the Facebook wall of Hindu youth Rasraj Das, made copies of it and distributed those to foment trouble.

The Daily Times quoted Brahmanbaria Superintendent of Police Mizanur Rahman, as saying that Alam was arrested at Kalaisree Para in Brahmanbaria on Tuesday.

Jahangir, a resident of Shangkardah village, is seen as one of the prime suspects and organisers of the attacks.

He along with his men caught Rasraj from his Horinber village and beat him up before handing him over to police.

The next day the gang along with an angry mob attacked Horinber village and vandalised and looted houses and temples, the SP said.

They also participated in vandalising and looting of 100 houses and 15 temples in five Hindu villages in Nasirnagar, 13 kilometers from Horinber village.

Terming the arrest a "big success," police officials said it would help them get names of the masterminds and other instigators behind the atrocities. (ANI with inputs)