Hindu Village in Bangladesh burned down after a rumour spread that a local had insulted Prophet Mohammed on Facebook

A rumour was enough to cause such massive destruction in this village of Thakurbari

Village of Thakurbari, Bangladesh: Mob of 20,000 Muslims burned down the village due to a rumour that a local had insulted Prophet Mohammed on Facebook.  The crowd was made up of residents from between six and seven neighbouring villages, including Paglapeer, Mominpur and Horialkuthi. One person was killed and many injured during this violence.

By the time police arrived at the village at least 30 homes had already been burned down while others had been looted and vandalised, according to the Dhaka Tribune.

To gain control over the situation, the Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the crowd. The angry mob later blocked the Rangpur-Dinajpur highway to protest against the police attack, halting the vehicular moment for about four hours in the afternoon.

Kotwali police station Officer-in-Charge (Operation) Moktarul Islam said they had deployed a huge number of police personnel in that area and a tense situation is still prevailing there.

A rumour was enough to cause such massive destruction in this village of Thakurbari. Tensions between religious communities have costed a life and severe disturbance in the whole village leading to loss of property, livelihood and peace.

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