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Six more arrested over attack on Hindus in Brahmanbaria
November 15th, 2016 at 3:15 pm
Six more arrested over attack on Hindus in Brahmanbaria

Dhaka – Six more people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the attacks on Hindus in the eastern Bangladeshi district of Brahmanbaria, said police on Tuesday.

Law enforcers picked the six from different parts of the district in connection with the October 30 attack on Hindu temples and homes in Nasirnagar sub-district, officer Abu Zafar said.

With the latest arrest, the number of people brought to custody stood at 84.

Earlier, the lawmen carried out the raids in the areas and detained at least 78 people over the attacks on the temples and homesteads of the religious minority group.

The identity of the arrestees could not be disclosed yet.

A Muslim crowd on October 30 equipped locally-made weapons vandalized more than 20 Hindu temples and 100 homes in the vicinity over a controversial Facebook post by a Hindu man.

On November 4, a group of criminals set ablaze six more Hindu homesteads in the sub-district.

Some unidentified young men attempted another fresh attack at Rishipara village of the sub-district but it was foiled by the local residents on November 5.