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3 held for vandalizing Durga idol in Chittagong

  • Published at 11:36 pm October 11th, 2021
Durga Idol Vandalized
Photo shows idol of Hindu goddess Durga with damaged hand in Firingibazar area under Kotwali police station in Chittagong on Monday, October 11, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

Hundreds of worshippers from Shivbari and nearest puja pavilions protest the incident

Police on early Monday arrested three men for vandalising the idol of the Hindu goddess Durga in Firingibazar area in Chittagong.

The arrestees were identified as Dulal, 35, Kabir, 42 and Iqbal, 32. All of them were workers in a fruit storehouse in the same area.

According to locals, some people allegedly vandalized the Durga idol of Sri Sri Shamshaneshwar Shiva Vigraha Mandir sometime on Sunday.


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After the incident, hundreds of worshippers from Shivbari and the nearest puja mandaps gathered before Kotwali police station and protested for about two hours.

Later, police conducted a raid and detained the three suspects from the Firingibazar area.

Kotwali Police Officer in-Charge (OC) Md Nezam Uddin said that an incident of breaking idols had taken place in the Firingibazar area. 

“We will confirm whether it was an accident or a planned one after investigation,” he said.


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Puja mandap president Amit Hor filed the case as a plaintiff. 

Meanwhile, the incident has sparked outrage among locals. They have demanded that the perpetrators of the incident be brought to justice under the law.

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