March 27, 2013
Phalgun Krushna Paksha Dwadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115
At least six Hindu people were injured as some unidentified criminals attacked their religious programme at Ramchandrapur village in the district’s Palashbari upazila on Wednesday night.
Locals said Hindus organised the three-day programme in a temple of the village from Wednesday evening. Some 10 to 12 masked attackers swooped on those attending the programme around 9:00pm and beat them up, leaving six people injured.
The injured are Tuku Chandra Paramanik, Bilu Chandra Sarker, Sindhu Bala, Anjali Rani, Aloke Chandra Sarker and Nirmal Chandra Sarker. They were admitted to Palashbari Upazila Health complex.
Swapan Thakur, organiser of the programme, blamed Jamaat-Shibir activists for the attack.
However, Kishoregari union Jamaat president Ataur Hossain denied the allegation of the attack, and also sought punishment to the culprits involved in the incident.
Contacted, Feroj Kabir, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Palashbari Police Station, said, “Police are trying to nab the attackers.”
Palashbari upazila nirbahi officer Mahbubul Huq and former upazila chairman Moksed Chowdhury Bidyut have visited the spot.