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Saturday, September 19, 2009

One killed in clash among feuding Hindus in B'desh

Source: PTI


Dhaka, Sep 18 (PTI) A man was killed and some 30 people were injured in clashes between feuding Hindu groups over possession of a temple ahead of Durga Puja festival in Bangladesh's northwestern Thakurgaon district, police and witnesses said.

The police said today's violence came as an outburst after tension mounted for the past three days between supporters a local district Puja Udjapan Committee and International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) over celebrating the religious festival at Madarganj Sri Sri Rasik Roy Jiu Temple.

"The tension turned into violence as a negotiation mediated by the Deputy Commissioner (administrative chief) of the district failed resolve the dispute," a local journalist reached here by phone said.

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