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Idols desecrated at Tangail Kali Mandir again

  • Published at 01:13 am November 15th, 2019
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Vandalized idols from Silimpur West Senbari General Kali Temple in Tangail Dhaka Tribune

The incident took place at Bangra Jugibari Modon Mohan Nath's Thakurda Kali Temple

Unidentified miscreants desecrated idols at yet another Kali Mandir in Tangail’s Kalihati on Thursday after a similar incident occurred on Wednesday. 

The incident took place at Bangra Jugibari Modon Mohan Nath's Thakurda Kali Temple. 

Among the five idols of the temple, miscreants vandalized Mahadev, Jugini, and Shitola and knocked down Kali and Dakini.

After the incident Ahaduzzaman, the additional superintendent of police; Ansar Ali, chairman of Kalihati upazila parishad; Rasel Monir, assistant superintendent of police (Kalihati circle), DB North's OC Sajjad Hossain; Shamim Ara Nipa, upazila nirbahi officer; Kalihati police station's OC Hasan Al Mamun, Shudip Kumar Dutt, president of upazila puja celebration council and a few others visited the scene. 

A local Ranjit Shutradhar said: "I found the temple in a devastated state while passing through and immediately informed the locals."

Commenting on the incident the Upazila Puja Udjapan Parishad General Secretary Gobinda Chandra Saha said: "A malicious group is working to disrupt the communal harmony in Kalihati. There are about a hundred idols in the upazila. Legal actions must be taken in this regard." 

Kalihati police station OC Hasan Al Mamun said: “We suspect that a group is behind the planning and execution of these vandal acts. We are trying to arrest them as soon as possible.” 

Professor Anada Mohan Dey, president of Tangail Puja Udjapan Parishad, said: "Ours is a secular state. I demand punishment of whoever attacks mosques or temples in this country."

In a similar incident on Wednesday, unidentified miscreants broke into the Silimpur West Senbari General Kali Temple in the same upazila and vandalized five idols. 

Pratish Chandra, president of the temple committee had filed a case in connection to this incident but police are yet to make an arrest.