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Kushtia youth arrested 'for hurting religious sentiments' on Facebook

Kushtia youth arrested 'for hurting religious sentiments' on Facebook

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Police in Kushtia arrested a 24-year-old male on Friday for 'hurting the religious sentiments' of the Hindu community on social media.

Nayebur Rahman, 24, of Bahalbaria village under Mirpur upazila of Kushtia, allegedly posted the offending status on his Facebook profile last Wednesday, with a view to stoking communal instability and hostility.

Md Khairul Alam, superintendent of police (SP) for Kushtia, disclosed all this at a press conference held at the district Police Lines on Friday afternoon.

The SP further said that Nayebur is a private jobholder in Dhaka, but was arrested from his father-in-law’s house in Mohishakhola village of Mirpur upazila after a case related to the incident was filed earlier, SP Khairul added.