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Mashrafe: Heart destroyed seeing two defeats on Sunday

  • Published at 08:52 am October 19th, 2021
Rangpur fire- Pirganj
Screengrab from video on social media shows Hindu homes burning at a village in Rangpur’s Pirganj upazila on Sunday, October 17, 2021 Facebook

‘We never wanted this version of Bangladesh,’ says the lawmaker for Narail 2 and former Bangladesh men’s national cricket team captain

Former captain of the Bangladesh men’s national cricket team and lawmaker Mashrafe Bin Mortaza expressed sadness on his social media handle following arson attacks on a Hindu village in Rangpur on Sunday night.

“We have seen two defeats yesterday [Sunday],” Mashrafe said in his social media post pointing to the Bangladesh team’s defeat to Scotland in the T20 World Cup, and the incident of fire in Rangpur’s Pirganj. 

File photo of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza BCB

“One was Bangladesh team’s defeat, which has hurt me. And, another defeat belongs to the whole of Bangladesh, which has destroyed my heart. We never wanted this version of Bangladesh. Many dreams and many stories of fights of lives have finished in a blink of an eye. May Allah show us the right way,” he added.


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Police have detained 42 people in connection with arson attacks on the homes of Hindu community members in Boro Karimpur Majhipara village of Pirganj upazila over a post on social media on Sunday night.

The attackers set fire to 20-25 houses and shops of Hindus in the village at around 8pm on Sunday, said Rangpur Deputy Commissioner Asif Hasan on Monday.

The attackers also looted cash, cattle and other valuables from the houses.

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