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Attack on Hindus: B’desh suspends senior police officer

The Bangladesh police on Wednesday suspended a senior officer for negligence of duty in Bramhanbaria temple demolition incident, as the top counter-terrorism unit began probing the origin of a controversial Facebook post that sparked the communal violence against Hindus this week.

Brahmanbaria district's Nasirnagar police station Officer- in-Charge Md Abdul Kader was suspended for negligence of duty in the temple demolition incident, the Dhaka Tribune reported. The suspension order was issued today, Assistant Police Commissioner (Headquarters) Razon Kumar Das said. 

About 3,000 people gathered in Nasirnagar upazila on Sunday to stage a protest against the Facebook post. The rally organised by radical Islamist groups resulted in the violence against the minority Hindus and the demolition of temples.

More than 100 people were injured, hundreds of families were left homeless and more than 10 temples vandalised in the nearby villages, the paper said.

The Facebook account was owned by 30-year-old Rasraj Das - an Awami League supporter. Rasraj, who had deleted the post on early Saturday. He was taken into custody the same day. The Counter-

Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit has started the probe into the origin of the Facebook post. 
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