This news piece appeared in yesterday’s online and print versions of a daily national newspaper, the Daily Star.
It reports that 5 Bengali houses were set alight and burnt to the ground by indigenous criminals.
While in fact it transpires that 1 house, housing 5 families, was burnt in down in an accidental kitchen fire.
Which is a without a doubt a tragic story, but not the story that was reported.
Given that the political situation here is incredibly sensitive, and recent ethnic violence in the area resulted in (reports vary on this) the death of 6 indigenous people and one Bengali, one would think the journalist in question would perform at least some level of due diligence and like, I don’t know, check his/her facts before submitting this article, an article that was printed on the front page.
And that’s just another reason I barely read the news here. It’s not actually news per se, it seems more to be ‘what someone told me the other day, that may or may not be true’. Lord.