Muslim-owned houses destroyed
- Published: 6 Oct 2013 at 13.33
- Online news:
A mob of angry Buddhists destroyed five Muslim-owned houses in Myanmar early Sunday following reports that a 14-year-old Buddhist girl was raped, officials said.
The latest round of communal violence erupted shortly after midnight when about 100 people surrounded a police station in the town of Kyaung Gone, 50 kilometres north-west of Yangon, demanding that police hand over a Muslim rape suspect.
"When we refused their demand, they became angry and started destroying Muslim houses," an official from the town's administrative office said.
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