Police arrest another person in connection with Bhola clash

United News of Bangladesh . Bhola | Published: 12:04, Nov 03,2019


Muslims shout slogans during a demonstration in Borhanuddin of Bhola on October 20, 2019, in protest against the alleged slight on the Prophet (SM). — New Age file photo

Police have arrested another person in a case filed over the recent clash between police and demonstrating local people in Borhanuddin upazila in Bhola that claimed four lives and injured 200 others.

The arrested was Swapan, brother of Borhanudding upazila unit Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal president Ashraful Alam Sabuj.

Enamul Haque, officer-in-charge of Borhanuddin police station, said police arrested Swapan at his village on Saturday after scrutinising the video footage of the incident.

‘With this, four people have so far been arrested in this connection,’ he said.

Four people were killed and more than 200 others injured on October 20, 2019, in the clash between police and demonstrating locals who were demanding punishment of a youth in Borhanuddin upazila for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through Facebook.

Police filed a case in this regard accusing 5,000 unidentified people.

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