January 29, 2014
Pousha Krushna Chaturdashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115
Bangladesh : Hindu temples and houses came under attack in at least five districts across the country on Monday.
Unidentified criminals attacked a temple and vandalised four idols of a temple in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj as they were allegedly barred from taking part in a dancing program on Monday night.
Witnesses said, a few youths went to the temple during Kali Puja function at Manipara at around 9:30pm and tried to take part in a ritual dance.
As the temple committee members did not allow them, the criminals beat up the devotees and vandalised the furniture of the temple.
Representational imageOur Lalmonirhat correspondent reports : A Hindu house was attacked by a gang allegedly over a land dispute at Northbengal in the district town on Monday night.
A victim, Maya Rani, alleged that, they donated one decimal of land for a link road in the area but a local muscleman demanded two decimals. As her husband turned down their demand, the criminals attacked the house, she said.
In Patuakhali, three people were injured as a gang attacked a wedding function of a Hindu family at Mithagonj village in Kalapara upazila on Monday night, reports our correspondent.
Police and family sources said, a group of youths came to the house of Amal Das on Monday night and swooped on the function as they failed to get invitation from the family.
In Madaripur, a gang of criminals vandalised a temple and several idols in it, following a dispute over a piece of land at Kawkuri village under Sadar upazila on Monday night.
Police said, criminals attacked the house of Subhash Datta and vandalised temple in the house. Following case filing, police detained a woman in this connection, reports our correspondent.
Away in Bagerhat district, are unidentified gang tried to set fire to a family temple in Kachua upazila of the district on Monday night, reports our local correspondent.
Meanwhile, in Dinajpur and Chapainawabganj, the indigenous people formed separate human chains in the districts, protesting the recent attacks on minority communities, including Adivasi men and Hindus across the country after the January 5 election.
Source : HJS