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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bangladesh: Hindu Temple attacked, desecrated and ransacked

Muslim Perpetrators attacked Hindu Temple, desecrated and demolished deities, looted belongings, injured 10 at Dhamrai

(The Daily Samakal dated 9th October, 2009):

Dhaka on 8th October, 2009: The powerful perpetrators attacked "Shiva Kali Mandir" situated at village ?Sombag within Dhamrai Upazila of Dhaka District on 8th October, 2009 at noon. They also demolished the deities, looted valuables, desecrated them and injured 10 persons including Pujari of the temple.
Mongal Chandra Mondal being informant of the case lodged F.I.R. at Dhamrai Police station on the same day. Police could not arrest any persons responsible for the heinous crime.
It is also learnt from the police and the local people that seven decimals of land in the name of the ?Shiva KaliTemple? existed there. Some worshippers started renovation of the temple on the advice of Mongal Chandra Mondal on 8th October, 2009. As soon as the pujaris started renovation works on the temple some perpetrators under the leadership of Ibrahim attacked them and broken the lock of the temple, demolished the deities ?Shiva Murthi. Instantly the Pujari ?Mongal Chandra came forward for their protection and the perpetrators also attacked him injuring seriously. The executives of the Temple committee came forward for safety of Mongal Chandra but unfortunately they have also been attacked indiscriminately.
I had communicated with the local administration at Dhamrai over phone and they informed me that the situation will be controlled. The perpetrators will be brought to book as per law.

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