August 9, 2022
Cases against 2,600 people over temple vandalism

Cases against 2,600 people over temple vandalism

Chandpur violence: Cases against 2,600 people over temple vandalism, deaths

Seven arrests have been made so far over the incident that left four dead

Police have initiated two cases with Hajiganj police station in connection with the attack on a temple in Chandpur and the subsequent clash with cops that left four dead.

Some 2,200 unnamed persons were accused in the case filed over the vandalism, while around 400 unidentified people were accused in the other case, Hajiganj police station OC Harunur Rashid said on Friday.

The seven people arrested so far over the incidents were sent to court at noon on Friday, he added.

A procession was brought out under the banner of “Towhidi Muslim Janata” in Hajiganj at 8.15pm on Wednesday night in protest of the recent incident in Comilla involving the “desecration” of the Holy Quran.Stones were thrown at Laxminarayan Akhra from the procession. At one stage, the police clashed with the protesters and fired some shots.

Three died on the spot, while another died at a hospital. At least 50 were injured, including police officials, according to Chandpur SP Milon Mahmud.

The four deceased are Al Amin, 18, Yasin Hossain, 15, Shamim, 19, and Bablu, 30.

Afterwards, the upazila administration imposed Section 144 in the area to bring the situation under control. BGB troopers were deployed as well to prevent further untoward incidents.