Miscreants vandalised all five idols of the Kali temple of local Modon Mohon Nath’s family at Bangra Jugibari village in Tangail’s Kalihati upazila early hours yesterday.
This incident, following Wednesday’s similar occurrence at a Kali temple of nearby Silimpur Uttar Senbari village, caused grievance among the minority Hindu community in the area.
Sudip Kumar Dutta, president of Puja Udjapan Parishad in Kalihati, said they found all five idols broken inside the temple early in the morning and informed the police and civil administration officials.
Bitter disappointment has been prevailing among the Hindu community people in the area over vandalism at two temples one after another, he said.
Md Ahaduzzaman Miah, additional superintendent of police (ASP-Crime), Rasel Monir, assistant superintendent of police (Kalihati Circle), Sazzad Hossain, officer-in-charge of Detective Branch (North) of police in Tangail, Kalihati Upazila Parishad Chairman Ansar Ali and Upazila Nirbahi Officer Shamim Ara Nipa visited the spot.
“We suspect that vandalism in the two temples were committed as part of a conspiracy to damage communal harmony in the area,” ASP Ahaduzzaman Miah told this correspondent.
Police have started investigating the matter seriously and action will be taken against the perpetrators, he said.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, miscreants vandalised five idols at a Kali temple of Silimpur Uttar Senbari village, only a kilometre away.
Protish Chandra Sen, president of Silimpur Kali Temple Committee, filed a case against unidentified criminals with Kalihati Police Station the same day, said Hasan Al Mamun, officer-in-charge of Kalihati Police Station.