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Case filed against 5,000 people over Bhola clash

  • Published at 02:32 pm October 21st, 2019
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File photo: Locals carry an injured person after a clash between villagers and police over an unverified Facebook post in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola on Sunday, October 20, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Four people were killed in the clash

A case has been filed against 5,000 unknown people over the clash between police and mob in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola, which left four people dead.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Borhanuddin police station Md Enamul Haque said: "Sub-Inspector (SI) Abid Hossain filed the case on Sunday night, over the attack on police."

"The situation is under control now," he added.

File photo of villagers clash with police in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola on Sunday, October 20, 2019 | Dhaka Tribune

Bhola clash over Facebook share

More than 200 people were injured in Sunday’s clash in Borhanuddin upazila – many of them suffered gunshot wounds.

Police and locals said messages containing derogatory remarks about Allah and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) were sent to several persons from the Facebook ID of Biplob Chandra Shuvo. Screenshots of the messages went viral on Facebook, triggering condemnation and protests.

The OC said Biplob came to them on October 19 to file a general diary claiming that his Facebook account had been hacked.

Two suspected hackers were detained.