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B'desh police arrest accused in Hindu homes vandalisation
B'desh police arrest accused in Hindu homes vandalisation

Dhaka, March 20 (TIWN) Police in Bangladesh's Sylhet on Saturday arrested the prime accused in connection to vandalising the houses of 87 Hindu families earlier this week.

The attack took place on Wednesday a day after a Hindu youth allegedly criticised Maulana Mamunul Haque, Joint Secretary General of Islamist advocacy group Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, on social media. The youth was later arrested.

Hundreds of Hefajat supporters attacked the houses in Sunamganj's Shalla upazila. They also took money and gold ornaments from the families.

Although the main accused is under custody, locals of the area have demanded the arrest of Mamunul Haque.

By Thursday night, 22 locals were arrested for their involvement in the attack.

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