Dibakar Kundu, 11th November: Hindus are attacked again in Bangladesh. The incident occurred yesterday at Paglapari Thakurbari village of Rangpur sadar upazila. At least 30 Hindu families have been affected. Together the Muslims used to fire the village and looted them horribly. As per as information received, until yesterday night, no Hindu have not returned to their home.
In order to bring the situation under control, the police was tried to convey the people not to attack. But they didn’t hear and attacked each other. There were reports of one killed. As per the latest news, the village of Thakurbari, according to the present situation all Hindu families in that village are in a horrendous panic and are suffering from insecurity.
Reluctant to disclose the name, one of the affected families said, “This situation has suddenly happened in the afternoon yesterday, without any reason the village was looted and plundered our property. We are all burnt now, where we will go? Who will compensate us?” His neighbors said Hindus are too much afraid. If there is any crime, there are laws also but who gave them right to put destructive fire in our village?
Many have heard so much tension surrounding the Facebook status of Titu Roy from Thakurbari village, but no one has seen it. In this context, one says, “After Friday namaz, thousands of people from different villages attacked our village with bricks an many things. At that time we ran away from our homes and they set fire to our property and looted it.” He expressed fears and said that the Facebook account may be hacked and attacked us in a planned way.
Rangpur Range DIG Khandaker Golam Faruk, Divisional Commissioner Hassan Ahmad, District Commissioner Wahiduzzaman and Police Super Mizanur Rahman visited the spot after Friday evening. They assured to give compensation and rehabilitation to the damaged families.