Bangladesh: Hindu temple set on fire

Seven idols were burnt as criminals set a Hindu temple ablaze at Adhuna village in Gournadi early yesterday.

After worshipping, the priest left the tin-shed Durga-Kali temple at 10:30pm on Monday, said Satindranath Chakraborty, president of Senerhut Durga-Kali Mandir management committee.

In the morning, the worshippers found the burnt idols of Durga, Sarswati, Laxmi, Kartik, Ganesh, Ashur and Kali and informed the police.

A gang set the temple to fire by pouring petrol at midnight, said Satindranath Chakraborty.

A case was filed in connection with the incident, said Abul Kalam, officer in-charge of Gournadi police station.