Hindu fisherman’s house torched again in Bangladesh

The attackers set fire to fishing nets worth around two lakh taka which were stored in a house of Das, he said adding that the fishing nets have been completely burnt.

By: PTI | Dhaka | Published:November 13, 2016 9:53 pm

The house of a Hindu fisherman in Bangladesh was torched by miscreants again early on Sunday amidst the huge public outcry across the country following attack on temples and Hindu houses in the same area, police said. Nasirnagar police station Officer-in-Charge Abu Zafar said that a group of miscreants set fire to a house of a Hindu fisherman Chhottu Lal Das at Paschimparha near the Nasirnagar town in Brahmanbarhia upazila around 5:30 am local time, Dhaka Tribune reported.

The attackers set fire to fishing nets worth around two lakh taka which were stored in a house of Das, he said adding that the fishing nets have been completely burnt. After noticing the flame, neighbours rushed to the spot and doused the fire, said the police official. He, however, said nobody was injured in the incident.

After visiting the spot, Upazila Vice-Chairman Anjan Kumar Dey said the people who attacked on Hindus and torched, vandalized and looted their houses on October 30, are involved in the incident. Upazila Puza Udjapan Parishad President Kajol Jyoti condemned the incident and said such incident was repeated to hamper the trial of the culprits involved in the earlier incidents.

On October 30, a group of religious zealots vandalised at least 17 temples and made attacks on more than 58 Hindu houses after an alleged Facebook post hurting Islam.