About 10 bhori of silver and gold ornaments on the idol were stolen from the temple as well.
An idol of Hindu deity Shiva has been vandalized and some precious ornaments stolen from the Ghoshpara Shiva Temple in Char Bhangura area of Bhangura upazila, Pabna.
Roghunath Ghosh, grandson of the temple’s founder Shri Rampada Ghosh, said he found the temple gate open when passing by around 11pm on Friday.
Entering the temple, Roghunath discovered that the Shiva idol was missing. The Shiva idol was later spotted at the temple yard in damaged condition.
About 10 bhori (1 bhori = 11.664 grams) of silver and gold were also stolen, added Roghunath.
Bhangura police station OC Nazrul Islam Jewel said police had launched a drive to arrest the miscreants involved in vandalizing the idol and looting the ornaments.