March 30, 2023
Iqbal Hossain, key suspect in anti-Hindu violence, taken to Cumilla

Iqbal Hossain, key suspect in anti-Hindu violence, taken to Cumilla

Iqbal Hossain, who was arrested from Cox’s Bazar for allegedly putting a duplicate of the Quran at a Durga Puja venue which triggered a sequence of lethal assaults on Hindus throughout the nation, has been taken to Cumilla.

He was recognized as the identical man seen within the CCTV video footage of the incident in Cumilla, stated the district’s Superintendent of Police Faruque Ahmed.

Iqbal was arrested at Cox’s Bazar sea seaside about 10 pm on Thursday, stated Rafiqul Islam, further superintendent of police of the district.


Police officers in Cumilla stated Iqbal, 35, son of Noor Mohammad Alam of Khanqah Mazar neighborhood within the metropolis’s Sujanagar, had labored as a painter

Knowledgeable of the matter, a group of detective police led by Extra SP Sohan Sarkar went to Cox’s Bazar and introduced Iqbal to Cumilla at 12 pm. He was initially taken to the Police Strains for interrogation however is prone to be shifted to the police superintendent’s workplace.

Police have confirmed from the safety digital camera footage that the arrestee is the person who “positioned the copy of the Quran” on the puja venue within the metropolis’s Nanua Dighir Par within the wee hours of Oct 13, stated SP Faruque Ahmed.

A number of temples and puja venues within the metropolis got here underneath assault within the afternoon as stress mounted after a video of putting a e-book on the Durga Puja venue went viral. Many shared the video calling for assaults on Hindu websites alleging sacrilege.

Police stated seven individuals died as communal violence unfold to different components of Bangladesh. The legislation enforcers have arrested 450 individuals in 72 instances over the assaults and clashes.

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