In late 2012 Muslim mobs also torched Buddhist monasteries, houses and shops in the coastal Cox's Bazar district following a Buddhist youth's alleged defamatory photo post of the Koran.
A large number of security personnel from different agencies including police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), and paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed in the area. "We are still in fear", Duttabarhi housewife Nilima Dutta told bdnews24.com.
Police detained Rasraj on Friday immediately after the allegation of blasphemy surfaced against him and he was sent to jail following a court order.
SP Mizanur blamed the Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir for the attack.
As per reports by ANI, 200 unnamed people have been sued for allegedly vandalizing two temples in Madhabpur of Habiganj district.
At least 17 temples have been vandalized at Brahminbaria's Nasirnagar area of Bangladesh on allegation of contempt Islam in a Facebook post.
The law enforcement on Monday said that the persons are suspected to be involved with the attacks on the minority people.
Sunday's Ahle Sunnat demonstration was reportedly attended by Upazila Chairman ATM Muniruzzaman Sarker, Upazila Executive Officer Chowdhury Moazzem Hossain, and Nasirnagar Police Station OC Abdul Quader. After the mayhem for hours, two temples in adjacent Habiganj's Madhabpur also came under attack, police and witnesses said.
General Secretary of Puja Udjapon Parishad of Nasirnagar Upazila unit Haripad Poddar said, "Attacks have been carried out on over hundred and fifty houses along with the temples".
Duttabarhi's Nilima said the residents took shelter at a neighbour's house. We demand a quick trial and most severe punishment for the culprits. The attack on the Hindus was not carried out from our rally.
"The opportunist quarter carried out this attack to embarrass the government".
Deputy Commissioner Rezwanur Rahman said the victims would be rehabilitated. "Those behind it will be found out and dealt with in a tough manner", he said.