Police have arrested six more suspects for alleged involvement with attacks on Hindus at Brahmanbarhia’s Nasirnagar.
They arrests have been made during raids in different parts of the Upazila since Tuesday midnight, said Nasirnagar police OC Md Abu Zafar.
“So far, 84 persons have been held. Suspects are being identified from footage of the mayhem,” said the police officer.
At least 15 temples and more than a hundred homes were vandalised and looted on Oct 30 over a Facebook post ‘insulting’ Islam.
Two locals, including a priest filed two cases accusing around 1,200 unidentified people.
bdnews24.com investigations revealed that local turf war between Nasirnagar MP and Fisheries Minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque and Brahmanbarhia district unit AL President and MP Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury had led to the attacks.
Five days into the attack, a mob turned on to Hindus in Nasirnagar again on Nov 4, torching houses and temples.
On Nov 13, unidentified attackers set fire to fishing nets in a house of a Hindu fisherman. The victim initiated a case with the Nasirnagar police.
Police have announced Tk 100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who attacked the Hindu houses on Oct 30 and Nov 4.