New Delhi: In a fresh incident, at least 14 Hindu temples in northwestern Bangladesh have been vandalised by some unidentified persons in a series of orchestrated attacks overnight on Sunday, said Police.
A Hindu community leader at Baliadangi, Bidyanath Barman said some of the Hindu idols were destroyed while some were found in pond waters near the temple.
The temples which have been vandalised are located at Dhantala, Paria, and Charul unions in the upazila, said Khairul Anam, officer-in-charge of Baliadangi police station.
Vidyanath Burman, general secretary of the upazila puja celebration parishad, said the arms, legs, and heads of the idols have been broken.
He also urged the administration to investigate the incident and arrest the culprits as soon as possible.
Deputy Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman said they have visited the incident site and are investigating the matter seriously.
Also, Baliadangi police station Officer-in-charge (OC) Khairul Anam said that they belief that these incidents have taken place between Saturday night to Sunday morning.
Chairman of Baliadangi upazila parishad, Md Ali Aslam Jewel said after the idols were vandalised they were thrown unsafely on the side of the road.
Once again unidentified miscreants have vandalised idols at multiple #Hindu temples in #Bangladesh. Incident reported from Baliadangi Upazila in Thakurgaon district on Sunday. Temples located at Dhantala, Paria and Charul vandalised, reports @SahidulKhokonbd pic.twitter.com/LSIhPn1i9R
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However, this is not the first time that such incident has taken place in Bangladesh.