2 more temples destroyed in Bangaladesh
Mumbai / Kolkata, March 29 : Minority Hindus continue to be at receiving end of Jihadi terror in Bangaladesh with new incidents of attacks appearing every day. Jihadi criminals set fire to a temple in Rangamati and vandalised another in Naogaon early yesterday, The Daily Star reported.
Shree Shree Hari Mandir at Amtali Bazar under Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati was set on fire around 5:00am. The attackers fled the scene, said Md Rafiqullah, officer in-charge of Baghaichhari Police Station.
Police later held a union-level BNP leader and four activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami in this connection.
They are Sirajul Islam Bachchu, general secretary of Amtali union unit of the BNP and Jamaat activists Alam, Shafi, Haris and Ahad Bhandari.
The officer has blamed on the BNP and Jamaat men for the arson.
Bhuson Som, president of the temple committee, condemned the attack, and demanded punishment to those who were behind it.Meanwhile, in another incidence same day, unidentified Jihadi criminals destroyed an idol of Hindu goddess Swaraswati at Ramnagar village under Manda upazila in Naogaon.
The idol had been taken away from a temple at the residence of Soumendranath Pramanik in the middle of the night, said Abdullah Hel Baki, officer-in-charge of Manda Police Station.
Later, broken pieces of the idol were found in a field some three hundred yards from the temple, the officer said, adding local people informed the police of the damaged idol in the morning.
Soumendranath filed a case with the police station in this regard.