Wednesday, May 25

10 killed in separate attacks from Jan



Ten people were killed and a total of 366 others of three religious communities were injured in separate attacks across the country from this January, according to Bangladesh Hindu Buddha Christian Oikyo Parishad.

The attacks were made over religious issues, land dispute, extortion and land occupation, Rana Das Gupta, general secretary of the organisation, said a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity in Dhaka this afternoon.

He said that Jogeswar Dasadhikari, a Hindu priest at a temple in Debiganj of Panchagarh, was one of the victims of the attacks throughout the country.

Criminals slit the throat of Jogeswar just after dawn on February 21 and fled the scene firing shots and exploding homemade bombs, which injured two devotees.

Of the Hindu, Buddha, and Christian communities, ten people were abducted, eight raped and 655 establishments were attacked from the month of January this year, Rana Das added.