Sunday, October 20, 2019

Bangladesh: Riots after fake facebook posts sees 4 killed and 50 injured

(Borhanuddin)  At least four people have been killed and scores injured yesterday in Bangladesh as police were forced to open fire in which to disperse a mob, which had gathered to demand punishment for a Hindu man who they claim was behind a number of blasphemous posts against Islam on Facebook.

In an attempt to defuse the situation village elders were holding a meeting with local authorities on Sunday. But the crowd decided to vent their anger by attacking the polcie, prompting them to retaliate.

The Hindu man (Now in police's protective custody) has denied making the comment, saying his Facebook account had been hacked. following a complaint by him, police have detained three people for allegedly