Bangladesh assures help to Hindu victims, confirms Sushma Swaraj
By Our Correspondent, 13/11/2017, New Delhi

Bangladesh has assured India that compensation will be paid to those Hindus whose houses were torched over rumours that an offensive Facebook status was posted allegedly by a youth from the minority community.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted today that Bangladeshi authorities have assured Indian High Commissioner that adequate security will be provided to the affected persons. Earlier, the minister asked Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka to take up this matter with the Bangladeshi government.

According to Dhaka Tribune newspaper yesterday, one person was killed when police opened fire to disperse the crowd that launched the arson attack on the houses of Hindus. The incident took place in Rangpur district's Thakurpara village.