Unidentified miscreants set a Hindu temple ablaze at Gazipur Sadar Upazila in the wee hours on Friday.
The temple was set on fire at
around 3am Friday at the Keshurita Modhyaparha Shri Shri Laximata Mandir in the
upazila, the temple’s management committee chief Shyamal Chandra Das told
But the locals managed to douse the flames quickly, he
said. “Four idols in the temple were damaged.”
He, however, could not say
who the perpetrators were.
Sadar Upzila Nirbahi Officer Fouzia Rahman
visited the site in the morning and assured that legal measures would be taken
over the matter.
After Bangladesh’s first war crimes tribunal awarded
death sentence to Jamaat-e-Islami leader and war criminal Delwar Hossain Sayedee
on Feb 28, the activists of Jamaat and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir
have been carrying out violent attacks across the country.
temples and households were attacked, vandalised and torched since then in
different parts of the country.