News No. 90/2014, Wednesday, October 08, 2014
AUNG CHING MONG MARMA, a student of Notre Dame College in Dhaka, was arrested on Tuesday night from Kaptai for ‘hurting Muslim religious sentiment’.
The arrest was made after Muslims held demonstrations and blocked roads in Kaptai in protest at what they said was the posting of two pictures on Aung’s Facebook ID defaming Islam and its scripture, the Quran.
A case was filed against him under section 57 of the Information Technology Act. [case No. 02/07-10-2014]
The 17-year-old son of Chailapru Marma is a second year student of Notre Dame College in Dhaka and a resident of Boroichari, Kaptai.
After arrest, Aung told the police that he has four IDs in different names, that one of them had recently been hacked and that the blasphemous pictures were posted from that hacked ID.
The Rangamati Deputy Commissioner, Mostafa Kamal, urged people not to give in to incitement and said, ‘If he is found guilty, he will be punished according to the law and if not, he will be free.’