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* Muslim shop in southern Sri Lanka torched by monks-led mob
Fri, May 9, 2014, 10:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 09, Colombo: An angry mob of at least 250 persons led by Buddhist monks has set fire to a shop owned by a Muslim trader in the town of Aluthgama in southern Sri Lanka, BBC Sandeshaya reported.

The mob led by three Buddhist monks has charged that a brother of the shop owner has sexually molested a child.

The owner, Mohammad Nayeem Khan has told the BBC the allegation is a conspiracy against him.

Khan told Sandeshaya that his brother was arrested over child molestation charges and released on bail after all video footage taken inside his shop was produced before courts.

He said he learnt that there was a discussion at the temple on an attack against him and informed the police about the attack and requested protection from the police. The police had said that necessary action would be taken if an incident occurred, he added.

The shop owner said he learnt that the attack on the shop was planned for the evening of May 8 but the attackers have instead set fire to the shop in the morning.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana has told BBC that an investigation on the incident will commence soon.

When asked why the police didn't take any action even after informed the police about the imminent attack, the Spokesman has said that the police cannot stop peaceful protest. However, no one has right to commit crimes and police will take prompt action on the incident, he added.

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