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Rampage on Pabna Hindus over Facebook post

Update : 02 Nov 2013, 12:08 PM

At least 20 houses of and shops run by local Hindus were vandalised in the Bangram Bazar area of Ataikula upazila, Pabna, Saturday afternoon.

At around 12:30pm, locals torched the house of class-X student Rajib Saha and vandalised some 20 houses.

The incident stemmed from a rumour that Rajib Saha made a post on Facebook which demeaned the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh).

Police said the mob also blockaded the Pabna-Nagarbari highway from 2pm till 4pm.

Meanwhile, Pabna Deputy Commissioner Ashrafuddin Ahmed and Superintendent of Police (SP) Minajuddin Ahmed visited the spot.

SP Minajuddin said: “We are investigating the matter to find out what exactly instigated the incident.”

“Legal action will be taken against the culprits after investigation,” he said.

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