The World Hindu Federation, Bangladesh chapter, has alleged that the persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh increased during the Coronavirus lockdown, The New Indian Express reported.
According to media reports, the federation in a statement said, "In April, 12 business shops of Hindu owners were looted, two Hindu businessmen were killed, 307 acres of Hindu land were occupied by local criminals, two temples were demolished and idols vandalized. 21 Hindu families were evicted from their settlements and 14 Hindu families forced to leave the country."
It also said that during that month, four Hindu girls were abducted, six other Hindu girls and women were raped, ten were attempted to being raped, and three Hindu girls were forced to convert to Islam.
The federation listed a series of incidents of atrocities on the Hindus. They are as follows:
April 4: A land grabber occupied the ancestral property of one Narayan Sarkar in Puran Mahipur Union of Manipur Police Station in Patuakhali district.
April 6: A local land grabber and his two sons grabbed 100 bighas of land belonging to 50 Hindu families in three villages under Chaugachha police station in Jessore district.
April 7: The Islamic fundamentalists vandalized the idol of a Hindu temple located in Dashmina Upazila of Patuakhali district.
April 8: Police arrested a school teacher, Indrajith Hazari (35), on the false allegation of posting "abusive" words about a prophet.
April 9: The miscreants vandalized the idols of Sri Sri Radha Gobind and Lakshmi of Shiva temple in Kuki Kalidas village of Shibganj Upazila of Bogra district.
April 10: A man grabbed the six bighas of ancestral land of Jobon Mridha in Morelganj of Bagerhat district.
April 11: A local goon demanded five lakh taka from a Hindu businessman Asit Kumar Sarkar, who is a resident of Titukandi village in Alamdanga Upazila in Faridpur district. Later, the goon and 30 of his associates attacked and seriously injured Sarkar.
April 12: A man and his sons looted the house of Sudhanshu Das of Nazirpur village in Nasirnagar Upazila of Brahmanbaria district and cut down valuable trees worth more than three lakh taka.
April 13: A helpless widow Basna Rani Das and her son and daughter were brutally beaten up and injured by local criminals who also grabbed her house and other properties.
April 14: A local goon threatened to kill a retired Hindu teacher, Dipak Kumar Raha when he wanted to return to his house after a long time from Narail district. The goon captured Raha's house and property and forced him out of his house.
April 15: One Dhaneshwar Roy'sRoy's daughter Pratima Rani was forcibly taken away and converted to Islam in Dimla Upazila in Nilphamari district.
April 16: A man and his two sons attacked a Hindu family in Paschim Sujankathi (Mallikpur) village under Agailjhara police station in Barisal district. Four Hindus were admitted to the hospital with serious injuries.
April 17: Ashtami Sarkar (14), daughter of Nimai Sarkar of Rajshahi district, committed suicide in her room as a man and his associates regularly harassed her.
April 18: Police arrested Paritosh Kumar Sarkar, a Hindu college student, on the false allegation of making objectionable comments on Facebook.
April 19: Police arrested one Madhu Kundu (32) of Fakirhat in Bagerhat for writing about mass gathering during the performance of last rites of a man at Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria district.
April 21: Thirty Hindu families were attacked in Satkania by a local group of 60 people. 25 Hindus, including children, were seriously injured.
April 22: The criminals vandalized a temple and attacked several Hindu houses at Akkelpur municipal area of Joypurhat district for obstructing gambling at the Parghati temple.
April 23: The miscreants killed a Hindu man Subrata Mandal (30) at Dakop Upazila in Khulna district.
April 24: The goons attacked a Hindu family at Mongla in Bagerhat district intending to evict them from their homes. Six members of the family, including a pregnant woman, were injured.
April 25: A local group attacked and vandalized the house of Rabidas and grabbed property at Sariyakandi in Bogra district.
April 26: The miscreants vandalized idols and set fire to two temples in Laxmipur municipal town.
April 27: A local and his two sons beat up and injured Narendra Moktar to grab his properties at Begumganj Upazila in Noakhali district.
April 28: The miscreants attacked a Durga temple and its adjoining Bankali temple at Maheshail Bazar under Ishania Union No. 2 of Bochaganj Upazila in Dinajpur and vandalized the Shiva and Kali idols of the two temples.
April 29: 35-40 people attacked Bikash Chandra Ghosh in Satkhira district to grab his five bighas of land.