Man lynched for alleged desecration of Koran in Bangladesh

Hundreds of people in a Bangladesh town on Thursday beat and lynched a man who had allegedly desecrated the Koran, police said.The crowd seized two men who had been in official custody after they were accused of stepping on a copy of the Islamic holy book in the main mosque of the town of Burimari, near the frontier with India, police said. The second man escaped with injuries.”They beat one man to death and then burnt the body,” district police chief Abida Sultana told AFP.Police took the two men into protective custody in a municipal office after the allegations were made by worshippers at t…

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