‘Miscreants’ set Gazipur temple on fire

Unidentified miscreants set a Hindu temple ablaze at Gazipur Sadar Upazila in the wee hours on Friday.

Gazipur Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 22 March 2013, 03:31 AM
Updated : 22 March 2013, 03:32 AM

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 bdnews24.com.

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.

Many Hindu temples and households were attacked, vandalised and torched since then in different parts of the country.

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