(CNN) -- Crowds of angry Muslims attacked Buddhist shrines and homes, torching some of them, Sunday in Bangladesh to protest after a photo of a partially burned Quran was posted on Facebook, police said.
The protesters chanted anti-Buddhist slogans, blaming the burning of the Muslim holy book on a Buddhist boy, district police superintendent Saleem Jahangir said.
The boy is tagged in the photo but did not post it himself, Jahangir said. The boy's account has been deleted and police are not naming him.
The violence began in Ramu in Cox's Bazar, a town south of the capital Dhaka on the coast, early Sunday and it spread in the adjacent areas through Sunday evening, Jainul Bari, administrative chief of the tourist district, told CNN.
"We've called in army along with paramilitary troopers and police who were constantly guarding the areas to ward off any further violence," B
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