Miscreants set a Hindu temple on fire after ‘vandalism and loot’ in Nathparha of Chittagong’s Saatkania Sadar upazila early on Tuesday.
Saatkania upazila Hindu-Buddha-Christian Oikya Parishad President Prof Pradip
Chowdhury told bdnews24.com that the attackers set fire to Khetrapal Temple
around 3:30am. “The temple has been burned to ashes.”
He said the
Khetrapal Bigraha idol was vandalised and money from the donation box was taken
Saatkania Police Station Officer in-Charge Mohammad Ismail Hossain
confirmed the arson. “Police have visited the spot.”
The latest attack
took place amidst a frenzy of attacks on Hindu temples nationwide by
Jamaat-e-Islami activists. Several temples were vandalised in Satkania after
Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee was sentenced for death last Thursday for
his crimes during the independence war.