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Hindu homes, temple attacked in Satkhira

The attackers wanted to abduct the victim’s daughter following a dispute between the two parties regarding the harassment of the girl, say locals

Update : 14 Apr 2021, 11:47 AM

Assailants attacked multiple homes and one temple belonging to a Hindu community in Satkhira on Tuesday night. 

At that time, several Hindu homes were looted and three idols were desecrated at the local temple in Fultala village of Munshiganj union in Shyamnagar upazila.

Following the incident, lawmen from Shyamnagar police station visited the spot.

Pintu Baulia, one of the victims, said that assailants ambushed their village at around 8pm on Tuesday and started causing mayhem. 

“They vandalized idols at the local temple, looted our homes and injured at least 10 members of my community,” he said.

Several Hindu homes were looted and three idols were desecrated at the local temple in Fultala village of Munshiganj union in Shyamnagar upazila Tuesday night | Dhaka Tribune

Another victim, Govinda Baulia, said the assailants broke into his home and tried to abduct his niece. “Eight to ten members of my family, including my brother Jatin Baulia, were injured in the attack.”

Shyamnagar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nazmul Huda said: “The situation is under control. The assistant superintendent of police (Kaliganj circle) has visited the spot. We are making all necessary arrangements to bring those involved in the attack under the law as soon as possible.”

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