Police file case against 5,000 people after Mob violence claims four lives in Bangladesh

Police file case against 5,000 people after Mob violence claims four lives in Bangladesh
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  • calendar-gray 21 October 2019

Bangladesh police said on Monday that they had registered cases against 4,000 to 5,000 unknown persons in connection with Sunday’s clash with Muslim protesters in the country’s Bhola district APA reports citing Sputnik.

Police said the case was filed at the police station in the Burhanuddin area of the Bhola district after four people were killed and more than 100 injured in clashes that took place on Sunday morning.

Police officials opened a case against unknown persons late on Sunday on charges of interfering with police performing their law and order duties, attacking law enforcers and creating disorder, the media report said.

According to reports, village elders were meeting with local authorities to try to defuse tensions in the area.

On Sunday, police were forced to open fire on hundreds of Muslims for protesting against an allegedly blasphemous Facebook post by a Hindu man, media reports said.

At least four people were killed, and more than a hundred others were injured during the clash that took place between police and protesting Muslims in the Bhola district of Bangladesh.

 

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