Hindu goddess idol vandalised

‘Miscreants’ vandalised a Saraswati idol at a temple beside the residence of ruling-party Member of Parliament (MP) Mohammad Atiur Rahman Atique in Sherpur city’s Madhabpur.

Sherpur Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 16 March 2013, 00:34 AM
Updated : 16 March 2013, 06:04 AM

The ‘Madhabpur Puja Temple’ committee informed the police about the incident that took place on Friday night.

Hindus have been offering prayers at this temple for the past 77 years, said the temple committee Chief Dilip Kumar Paul. “Vandalism was conducted to dent the communal harmony.”

Paul demanded punishment for the perpetrators.

He,however, did not blame anyone specifically for the sabotage.

“Whoever is responsible… they will be identified and arrested,” said Sherpur Sadar Police Station Officer in-Charge Mazharul Karim.

He visited the temple on Saturday morning.

Suspected Jamaat-e-Islami activists had been carrying out vandalism and attacks on the Hindus in several areas of Bangladesh over the issue of trial of war criminals.

One Hindu was reportedly hacked to death during the attacks.