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Bangladesh: 4 killed, 50 injured at protest over blasphemous post

Violence erupted after 20,000 protesters, calling for execution of man who posted against Prophet Mohammed on social media, started attacking security personnel

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Guwahati: At least four persons were killed and 50 injured in Bangladesh after thousands took to the streets on Sunday protesting against a blasphemous post on Facebook.

A person, now in police custody, had allegedly defamed the Prophet Mohammed on social media. However, he has denied making the comments and said his account was hacked.

Violence erupted after around 20,000 demonstrated at a prayer ground in Borhanuddin town on the country's largest island of Bhola, calling for the execution of the man charged with inciting religious tension.

According to reports, protestors started hurling stones on security officials, prompting them to opened fire. Four people were killed during the incident and at least 50 are injured, with several seriously injured persons as well.

Following this, Bangladesh Prime Minsiter Sheikh Hasina called for calm and peaceful environment.