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2 cases filed over attacks on temples in Feni

  • Published at 08:09 pm October 17th, 2021
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FILE PHOTO: Additional police forces were deployed in Feni town following the violent clashes on Saturday, October 16, 2021 Bangla Tribune

No arrest has been made in connection with the cases

Police have filed two cases over vandalism and looting of two temples and shops of the Hindu people in Feni town on Saturday night.

On Sunday, two sub-inspectors of Feni Model police station filed the cases against 200 to 250 unidentified people in one case and 100 to 150 unidentified people in another. Inspector (Investigation) Monir Hossain confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

However, no one has been arrested in connection with the cases. Police are scrutinizing CCTV footage to identify the attackers, said the inspector.


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The attackers were protesting against the alleged desecration of the Holy Quran at a puja venue in Comilla, and were dispersed by the police. At least 40 people including OC Nizam Uddin of Feni Model police station were injured in the clashes.

Meanwhile, during a visit to various temples in Feni, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Chittagong Commander Lt Col ASM Yusuf said people involved in the incident would be identified and brought to justice.

Manik Lal Das, president of the temple management committee, alleged that a mob attacked and vandalized the temple after 8pm on Saturday night. 


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They smashed the doors, windows and furniture of the temple, and set fire to a car parked in front of the temple. They fled when they saw locals coming around.

At least 16 shops were vandalized and their front doors were smashed in Takia Road area of the town.

The miscreants broke into the shop of Surya Pal in Gopalpatti of the city, broke the cash box and looted about Tk375,000, alleged Bishankar Pal, son of owner of the shop.

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