Three killed in Gazipur clash over Facebook status

Three killed in Gazipur clash over Facebook status

 

Three people have been killed in a clash between two groups of villagers over their Facebook status in Kapasia, Gazipur, near Dhaka. Police have revealed the Facebook status behind the incident. However, according to local journalists, the incident started with a tick video.

 

The incident took place at Charpara village in Dakshingaon of Sanmania union of Kapasia upazila at 11:30 pm on Saturday, said Kapasia police OC Naeem Hossain.

 

He said, “When the clash between the two sides started around 11:30 pm on Saturday night, 7/8 people were injured. Three people died when they were taken to hospital. They were killed by a knife or a sharp weapon. ”

 

“Initially, we came to know that the clash took place due to the status given to a girl on Facebook. We have launched an investigation into why or for what purpose it was given. ”

 

He said two people have been arrested in connection with the clash. He said preparations were underway to file a murder case.

Gazipur-based journalist Nasir Ahmed reports that a video uploading of the ticket sparked a dispute between the two sides at Charpara in Dakshingaon and Manohardi village in Narsingdi. However, the police said that the dispute started over a status on Facebook.

Later a compromise meeting was held between the two parties. The meeting was held at Charpara village on Saturday night. At the end of that meeting, when the fight started again, the two sides started fighting. Then the casualties occurred.

 

Everyone involved in this incident is said to be a teenager or a young person. They fled the two villages after the clashes.

 

This is not the first case of violence in Bangladesh due to the status of Facebook.

 

At least six people were injured in a clash over a Facebook comment in Jaldhup, Beanibazar, Sylhet on Friday night.

 

On November 26 last year, 30 people were injured in a clash over a Facebook status in Kashiani, Gopalganj. Earlier, 15 people were injured in a clash at a post in Brahmanbaria.

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