Unidentified miscreants set fire to houses of 20 Hindus in Bangladesh

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 3 : Twenty houses of Hindus were set on fire by unidentified miscreants in Bochaganj upazila of Dinajpur on Saturday.

The Daily Star quoted officer-in-charge of Bochaganj Police Station, Habibur Rahman as saying, the tin-shed houses of seven families of Hindus and three families of Harijans (professional cleaners) were set on fire in Railway Colony area around 2:30 a.m.

A youth, named Jewel, 23 was caught by locals as he was running away from the scene after allegedly setting the houses on fire, police said.

An investigation of the incident is in progress..

Source: ANI