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Hindu youth gets 10 years in jail for anti-Islam comments

He was also fined Tk50,000

Update : 24 May 2023, 02:24 PM

A Rangpur court on Tuesday sentenced a Hindu youth to 10 years in prison in a case filed over derogatory remarks about Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on Facebook around six years back.

The court of Rangpur Cyber Tribunal Judge Dr Abdul Majid also fined the convict Tk50,000, said Public Prosecutor Advocate Ruhul Amin Talukder.

The convict is Titu Roy, son of late Khogendranath Roy of Harikoly Thakurpara under Gangachara police station in Rangpur.

According to the case statement, Tipu made the post on October 28, 2017 when he was working in Narayanganj.

On November 10 of the same year, local Muslims held human chains and protests demanding the punishment of Titu, at Shleyashah Bazar in Rangpur.

Enraged by the incident, people torched and vandalized houses belonging to the Hindu community in Thakurpara.

Later, two separate cases were filed at Rangpur Sadar and Gangachara police stations in this connection. Trial in the case filed over vandalism is still ongoing.

After completing all legal procedures, the court handed down the judgment in the presence of Titu.

Expressing satisfaction, the public prosecutor said they got justice.

On the other hand, the accused's lawyer, Proshanta Kumar Roy, said they will appeal to the high court against the verdict as they were denied justice.

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