Amid tensions over last week’s attacks on Hindu homes and temples, unidentified people on Friday torched several more homes in Brahmanbaria district in Bangladesh, media reports said.
Locals said at around 4 a.m., miscreants set fire to six dwelling structures of the Hindu community in Nasirnagar upazila of Brahmanbaria, including a cowshed, three kitchen rooms and two houses.
The destroyed homes were in the villages of Jaynagar Pashchimpara, Banikpara and Hashpatalpara. The homestead owners said the fires had been started in cowsheds and kitchens.
Deputy Commissioner of Brahmanbaria Rezaul Rehman, who visited the scene, said: “I will have to talk to the local public representatives and decide the steps that needs to be taken regarding the matter,” Dhaka Tribune quoted him as saying.
Local leaders of Awami League visited the spot.