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12:00 AM, December 08, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 08, 2016

Shiva, Kali statues damaged, burnt

Criminals damaged statues of deities at two Kali temples in Lalmonirhat and Magura yesterday and the day before.

Shiva and Kali statues at Shialkhowa Sree Sree Kali Mandir at Shialkhowa village of Chalbola union in Lalmonirhat's Kaliganj upazila were vandalised and set afire early yesterday, reports our correspondent.

Five months ago, criminals vandalised another temple in the area but no action has been taken yet, said local Hindus, adding that they are in panic as criminals did the same again.

“It pains our heart to see attack on our deities,” said Pushpojit Sarker, president of Shialkhowa Sree Sree Kali Mandir committee.

"We are trying to trace out and arrest the perpetrators," said Kaliganj Police Station OC Sajjad Hossain.

A Correspondent adds from Magura: A criminal vandalised a Kali idol of Ramnagar Thakur temple in Magura Sadar upazila on Tuesday.

"In the evening, my wife saw a man damaging the idol. Hearing her scream, locals rushed to the spot, caught the criminal and handed him over to police," said Utpal Chakrabarti, priest of the temple.

"Police produced the arrestee, Yasin Sheikh, 36, son of Eusuf Sheikh of Rupsha upazila in Khulna, before a court and the judge ordered sending him to jail," said Ajmal Huda, OC of Magura Sadar Police Station.

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