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Dhaka Tribune

Temple torched in Lalmonirhat

Update : 17 Apr 2014, 03:11 AM

Unidentified miscreants have torched a temple at Volardeghee village under Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat early on Thursday.

Aditmari police station Officer-in-Charge Aslam Iqbal has confirmed the incident to the Dhaka Tribune.

He said: “Police visited the spot immediately after the incident.”

Police will trace the miscreants involved with the incident and give them exemplary punishment, he added.

Hari Chandra Roy, president of Radha Govinda Durga Mandir (temple), said when they were sleeping unidentified miscreants set fire to the temple around 3am.

Later, fire service team from Lalmonirhat rushed on the spot and doused the flames.

Police and local sources said fence, roof of the tin shed temple and some religious books were burned in the fire.

Hari Chandra Roy said miscreants torched the temple in order to create panic among the local Hindu community of the village.

A case will be lodged in connection to the incident, he added.

Sarpukur union’s ward 5 UP member Shasi Bhusan Roy said: “This is the first time that a temple has come under attack in the village after the liberation. Hindus, Muslims and people from other communities live in the village peacefully.”

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