Hindu households vandalized in Bangladesh over Facebook post

More than 10 Hindu households were vandalized and torched in Comilla district of Bangladesh after a man reportedly shared a Facebook post on the controversy surrounding publication of Prophet Mohammed(PBUH)’s Khakay in France.

The incident took place at the Korbanpur village under Muradnagar upazila of Comilla on Sunday afternoon. The office of the local Union Parishad Chairman Bankumar Shiv and the house of accused, Shankar Debnath, were set on fire.

More than 10 Hindu households were also attacked, vandalized, and torched.

According to locals, Shankar Debnath, a local of the village, on Saturday, reportedly commented on a Facebook post related to France defending Khakays depicting the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and showed his support. A case was filed over the incident.