Religious fanatics have been on a prowl after an allegation of defaming the Quran in Comilla spread across the country like wildfire
In Comilla, a mob protests against alleged defamation of the Quran at a Puja pavilion and vandalizes several temples in the town.
In Chittagong, a mob attacks the Durga Puja venues at the Bura Kali Mandir in Banshkhali upazila and several temples in Hathazari.
In Cox’s Bazar, a puja mandap in Kachharaimura Sheelpara is attacked and Hindu households vandalized in Mognama.
In Chandpur, a mob attacks the Durga Puja venue at the Lakshmi Narayan Akhra temple in Hajiganj upazila, leading to several deaths.
In Lakshmipur, a group of miscreants attack two temples at Ramgati and Ramganj upazilas at night.
In Noakhali, a puja mandap at Hatia upazila is vandalized by a group of unidentified men at 9pm.
In Khulna, RAB recovered 18 crude bombs from the main gate of Rupsa Maha Shashan, which also houses a Kali temple.
In Gazipur, a group of men armed with sticks vandalize idols at Radha Gobinda Temple at Kashimpur in the evening. Two more temples are attacked at Paschim Para and Pal Para.
In Bandarban’s Lama upazila, a mob attacks the upazila’s Central Hari Mandir in the morning, leading to a clash with the police. Around 50 people, including the Lama police OC, sustained injuries.
In Chittagong, Durga Puja venue in Anderkilla area comes under attack by a mob after the Juma prayers.
In Noakhali, a man is killed when a mob attacks Hindu houses in Noakhali's Begumganj upazila.
In Barisal, three Hindu temples are vandalized by an angry mob at Gournadi upazila in the night, following the arrest of a man allegedly for defaming the Quran on Facebook.
In Munshiganj, a mob vandalizes six idols at a Kali temple in Sirajdikhan upazila in the early hours.
In Feni, two temples and Hindu houses are vandalized and looted by a mob; at least 40 people, including OC Nizam Uddin of Feni Model police station, are injured in a clash between police and demonstrators.
In Noakhali, police recover the body of a Hindu man in a pond next to a temple at Begumganj Upazila’s Chaumuhani on Saturday, likely taking the death toll from Friday’s attack to two in the district.
In Rangpur, a mob loots and sets afire Hindu homes at a village in Rangpur’s Pirganj upazila in the night over a post on the social media that allegedly dishonoured Islam.
In Tangail, police detain a man over the vandalism of two temples at Sadar upazila of the district.
In Bogra, unidentified men vandalized a temple named Durga Mandir at Sadar upazila’s Shabgram union’s Nathpara area.
In Chittagong, unidentified people attacked two temples and tried to loot the donation box in the middle of the night at Kumira union under Sitakunda upazila.