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Hindu temple attacked in Bangladesh

world Updated: Feb 07, 2010 00:44 IST

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Miscreants in Bangladesh’s Narayanganj district vandalised an ancient Hindu temple, with assailants destroying six idols, a top official said on Saturday.

A gang of 30-35 men attacked the Sonargaon temple and broke six idols, said Md Yunus Ali, the local police chief.

He said the incident took place while the devotees were holding a religious function at the Sree Sree Rakshakali Temple at Ashrafdi village.

The miscreants vandalised the temple and four houses, injuring at least five people, in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon subdivision on Friday, the private bdnews24 news agency said.

A case is underway, the police official was quoted as saying in the report. The Sonargaon police chief said religious programme began on February 2.

The gang attacked the temple following an altercation between a devotee and three youths of the village.