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Chittaranjan Arya, a Hindu priest of a temple of goddess Kali in Meherpara village of Narsingdi district, Bangladesh, lies on bed after being hacked by unidentified assailants, Aug. 23, 2016. (P. Chandra/VOA)

Dhaka, December 4, 2016: In Bangladesh’s northern Netrokona area, a Hindu temple was vandalised and three idols of deities were destroyed by some unknown people which triggered panic among the minority community in the Muslim-majority nation.

On Sunday morning, after the locals of Mymensinghorohi village in Shingherbangla union under the Netrokona sadar upazila found the temple doors open, the incident came to light.


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Dhaka Tribune reported, “Upon entering the temple premises, they found smashed bits and pieces of the temple architecture and three idols. They also saw two of the idols – one of deity Kali and another of Shiva – about 600 feet away from the temple.”

As soon as it was notice, police was informed after which an investigation was launched.

Netrokona sadar police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shahnur-e-Alam said,”We visited the site and have collected evidence of the vandalism. We have started the investigation and have found that the temple doors were not locked. We are looking for the people who are behind this heinous act.”

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Netrokona Additional District Magistrate Abdul Matin went to the site and said that the people responsible for it will be identified and will be punished accordingly.

The SP added, “We are treating the case with priority. A group with vested interests may have carried out the crime to disrupt communal harmony.”

– by NewsGram team with PTI inputs


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