Key suspect held over assault on Hindu properties in Bangladesh


Dhaka, March 20

The police in Bangladesh today arrested the alleged prime accused and instigator in connection with the attack on about 80 houses of Hindus by a hardline Islamist group in the country’s northeastern Sylhet division following a social media post, reportedly by a youth from the minority community.


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Shahidul Islam Swadhin, a union parishad member who is also the president of the local ward Jubo League, was arrested from Moulvibazar district. “Swadhin is the prime suspect in the attacks at Noagaon village in Shalla Upazila,” Special Superintendent of Police Khaled Uz Zaman said, adding that he was held as an “instigator” of the attacks.

A total of 23 persons, including Swadhin, have been arrested so far, the police said. — PTI



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