Tangail Hindu home, temple ransacked over land dispute

The home of a Hindu family was ransacked and the idols in their puja mandap were desecrated in an attack carried out by their neighbours over a land dispute in the Bhuanpur upazila of Tangail.

Five people were injured in the incident that occurred yesterday morning in the Kostapara area of ​​the upazila.

According to sources, the family of Subas Ghosh of Ghoshpara and the family of Khorshed Bepari of neighbouring Beparipara had been in dispute for a long time over a piece of land.

Recently, the family of Khorshed had filed a case against the family of Subas over the matter.

However, the case was dismissed in court on Thursday.

Yesterday, members of both families got into an argument.

At one stage, Khorshed, his brother Arshed, and their family members ransacked the house of Subas and desecrated the idols in their puja mandap.

When Subas's family resisted, Khorshed's family members attacked them with sharp weapons.

Four family members of Subas, who were among the injured, were taken to Bhuanpur Upazila Health Complex.

Faridul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bhuanpur Police Station, said a group of policemen was sent to the spot after receiving information about the clash.

Necessary action will be taken after filing of complaints in this regard, he added.