A Narail court on Monday placed five people who were arrested Sunday in a case filed over vandalising Hindu houses and shops in Narail over a Facebook post on remand for three days .
Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Morshedul Alam passed the order after investigation officer in the case Mizanur Rahman produced the accused before the court and appealed for seven day in remand.
The remanded are Masum Billah,32, son of Sadekur Rahman, Md Sayed Sheikh, 25, son of Aminuddin, Rezaul Sheikh, 40, son of Barik Sheikh, Rasel Mridha, 38, son of Eshak Sheikh, and Kabir Gazi, 40, son of Azizul Gazi.
The accused were arrested on Sunday night after a case was filed against 250 anonymous people in connection with the vandalism of houses and shops and attacks on two temples at Sahapara village in Lohagara upazila, said Abu Hena Milon, Officer-in-Charge of Lohagara police station.
On Friday, an angry mob went on a rampage in Lohagara upazila of Narail district damaging at least two houses of the Hindu community and several shops at Digholia Bazar following the Facebook post by a youth named Akash Saha.
According to police, the college student belonging to the Hindu community posted a remark on Facebook hurting religious sentiments of Muslims on Friday.
As the news spread like wildfire, a group of local people thronged Digholia Bazar and vandalised two houses and six shops that night.
They also vandalised chairs and sound boxes of Shahapara temple and tin roof of Akhrabari temple during the mayhem. Later police rushed to the spot and took control of the situation.
A case was filed against Akash Shaha for hurting religious sentiment by Salah Uddin Kachi Sardar from Dighalia village at Lohagra police station on Saturday.
Akash Shaha was arrested from Khulna on the same night and was placed on a three-day remand by a Narail court on Monday.