Unidentified miscreants vandalised two idols at a temple in Bandar Police Station area in Chittagong city early today.
Ajit Shil, the sebayet (custodian) of the temple, told our Chittagong staff correspondent that he left the temple around 10:00pm last night but when he returned around 6:00am today he found two idols broken.
The miscreants damaged the idols of Kal Bhairav, which was around eight feet tall, and Nandi Keshara and also set fire to a part of the temple, he said adding that they also disfigured four portraits including Swami Vivekananda.
The attack was carried out in the wee hours of the day and no one was inside the temple at the moment, Ajit Shil added.
Hearing the news, locals blockaded a key intersection in the city around 8:00am halting vehicular movement for 45 minutes, said Bikash Sarkar, inspector (investigation) of Bandar Police Station.
They freed the intersection when police assured them of arresting the culprits, he said.
A team of crime scene unit of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) reached the spot soon after the incident and collected evidences including fingerprints, he said.
Police were investigating the incident and the criminals will soon be brought to book, the inspector added.