Dhaka: Houses of several Hindu families have been vandalised and burned by radical Islamic in Bangladesh’s Comilla district over rumours about an alleged Facebook post slandering Islam.
The households were vandalised and later set on fire on Sunday after a Bangladeshi man, who lives in France, allegedly praised President Emmanuel Macron for taking steps against “inhumane ideologies” after a teacher in Paris was decapitated for showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
The headmaster of a kindergarten school in Purbo Dhour welcomed Macron’s action in a comment on the post.
According to reports, Shankar Debnath, a local of the village, on Saturday, reportedly commented on a Facebook post related to France defending cartoons depicting the Mohammed and showed his support.
As the rumours about the Facebook post spread, tension mounted in the area on Saturday, the report said.
The police arrested two people on charges of hurting the religious sentiments on Sunday, the report quoted Qamruzzaman Talukder, Officer-in-Charge of Bangra Bazar Police Station, as saying.