8 idols vandalised in Natore
Miscreants vandalised eight newly-made idols of Hindu gods and goddesses in Natore Sadar upazila early Friday.
A gang broke into the Sarbojanin puja mandap at Chandrakala village between 2:00am and 4:00am and disfigured the idols including those of Hindu goddesses "Durga" and "Lakshmi"; and gods "Ganesh" and "Kartik", said Aslam Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station quoting Jagadish Chandra Karmaker, president of the temple committee.
The committee members stayed at the temple until 2:00am, reported our correspondent in Natore quoting the police official.
Describing the incident police said Narayan Chandra Karmaker, general secretary of the committee, came to the temple around 4:00am and found the deities are damaged badly.
Narayan later informed the locals about the incident and also called the law enforcers.
Police are trying to arrest the criminals involved in vandalising the statues, the OC said.
A three-member committee has been formed to investigate the incident.
Shakhawat Hossain, additional deputy commissioner (ADC Revenue) will head the probe.
A general diary was filed at the Kotwali Police Station in connection with the incident.
Earlier on September 29, eight idols of Hindu gods and goddesses were vandalised in Bogra and Munshiganj districts.