Source: The Daily Star
Several Ahmadiyya houses also torched
Religious bigot allegedly involved with Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on Wednesday launched attack on houses and a mosque of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at leaving at least two houses gutted, 15 injured including seven police members injured in Hariar Kuti union under Taraganj upazila, Rangour.
Mostafizer Rahman , officer-in-charge of Taraganj Police Station told The Daily Star that a group of people attacked on Ahmadiyya’s houses centering construction of a mosque by them.
AMJ claimed three local Jamaat leaders–Abul Kasem, Abdul Kader and Kazi Rafiqul Islam led the attack.
“Following announcement in a loudspeaker against Ahamaduyya at around 2:00pm several thousands people with sticks in hands marched towards the mosque of Ahmadiyya,” local sources said.
OC Mostafizur confirmed that mob set ablaze two of Ahmadiyya houses.
He also said police arrested 11 people on charge of their involvement in the attack. “But we yet to identify their political affiliation,” said the OC.
Local sources said 20 Ahmadiyya families live in Kismat Mena Nagar in Hariar Kuti union and all male members of those families are on the run fearing further attack on their houses.