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Main accused in Nasirnagar Hindu attack held

Published on: 8:30 pm - Thursday | January 5, 2017

Currentnews.com.bd

Nasirnagar: Police early Thursday arrested Haripur union chairman Dewan Atiur Rahman Ankhi, the main accused in the attack on Nasirnagar Hindu community, from the capital.

He is also a local Awami League leader.

A joint team of Brahmanbaria detective branch police and Bhatara thana police conducted a raid at about 3am and arrested Ankhi from Bhatara, said Iqbal Hossain, additional superintendent of Brahmanbaria Police.

UNB addas : On October 30, some unruly people demolished 15 Hindu temples and vandalised over 100 houses in the upazila following a Facebook post that allegedly hurt the religious sentiment of the Muslim community.

However, Akhi went into hiding after the incident.

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