Two cases have been filed over the desecration on Hindu temples in Haripur union of Nasirnagar upazila in B'baria district during a demonstration allegedly over a Facebook post demeaning the holy Kaaba.
Kajal Datta and Nirmal Chowdhury filed the cases with Nasirnagar Police Station against 500 anonymous people on Sunday night, said Abdul Kader, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Police claimed to have identified several attackers who vandalized temples and houses of the minority community and have also detained eight people in this connection.
Earlier on Sunday, several temples and houses were vandalised in Haripur union of Nasirnagar upazila during a demonstration allegedly over a Facebook post demeaning the holy Kaaba.
Chowdhury Moazzem Ahmed, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Nasirnagar, said Ras Raj Das, 30, son of Jagannath Das of Harinber village, allegedly posted a photo on his Facebook wall on Saturday belittling the holy Kaaba.
Several thousand people, including activists of Hefajat-e-Islam and Ahle Sunnat, brought out separate rallies demanding capital punishment of the youth.
At one stage, the protesters vandalised some houses and temples.