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Hindu Gold Trader Brutally Killed By Extremists in Bangladesh Due His Religious Identity? Fact-Check

There are rumours going around that extremists in Bangladesh killed a Hindu gold trader with great violence as a result of a hate crime.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @ajaychauhan41 tweeted “Hindu minorities are not safe in Bangladesh… Suman Saha, a Hindu gold trader, was killed by Islamists in Chattogram. He was beaten to death by Islamists in Riyazuddin Market of Chhatragram. And Sheikh Hasina Wazed is preaching to the world that Hindu minorities are safe in Bangladesh”. The tweet was made on Dec 1, 2023.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

Police have stated that he was involved in drug purchases and sales as well as the gold smuggling, and they got into a fight with the accused over the transaction, according to reports. The accused owed money from Suman. They got into arguments and demoralisation with each other because they didn’t receive the money on time.

An article was published on Nov 28, 2023, which gave all the clarification about this incident in details.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Influencers are circulating news that a Hindu gold trader was brutally killed with false claims to create communal disharmony.

Conclusion:

Claim : There are reports circulating that a hate crime committed by extremists in Bangladesh resulted in the brutal death of a Hindu gold trader.

Fact : Police have clarified that he was involved in gold smuggling, drug buying and selling, and had a disagreement with the accused over the transaction. The accused owed the money from Suman. Quarrels and demoralisation erupted between them as a result of not receiving the money on time.

Also Read : Unraveling the Truth: Tribal Ritual Misconstrued as Hindu Child Sacrifice

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