Hindu idols vandalised in Bangladesh

At least eight idols of Hindu gods and goddesses were vandalised by unidentified miscreants in Bangladesh, a media report said Friday.

A group of people broke into the community puja pandal at a village in Bangladesh’s Natore district early Friday and damaged the newly-carved idols of goddesses Durga, and Lakshmi, and gods Ganesh and Kartik, reported The Daily Star citing Aslam Hossin, a police official.

Police said the general secretary of puja committee, Narayan Chandra Karmaker, came to the temple at around 4 a.m. and discovered that the idols were badly disfigured. He then raised an alarm.

According to the report, police are conducting search operations to nab the criminals. A three-member probe committee has also been formed to investigate the matter.

Earlier, several Hindu idols were damaged Sep 29 in Bogra and Munshiganj districts. Read more at: business-standard.com


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