Bangladesh: Hindu idols vandalized in Natore

Illustrative photo from vandalization on March 4, Suktagor, Rajapur district of Jhalakathi

Miscreants vandalised two idols – one of Saraswati and another of Laxmi – at a Hindu temple in Lalpur district of Natore last night.

A gang desecrated the idols of Durga Temple at Nawapara village and spread the broken pieces on a nearby road any time last night, reports our Natore correspondent.

Abdul Hai, officer-in-charge of Lalpur Police Station, confirmed the vandalism but he could not say anything about the attackers.

Soon after getting information, a team of police has been sent there to find out the reason behind the attack, the OC said.

Related: Lalmonirhat cops to explain role in post-polls rape probe: The High Court today summoned superintendent of police of Lalmonirhat and former officer-in-charge of the district’s Sadar Police Station to explain their role in investigating a rape incident after the January 5 polls.

They will have to appear before the court on June 6.

On Jan 7, three men raped a 35-year-old housewife of a Hindu family in Dharairkhata village of Lalmonirhat Sadar district allegedly for casting her vote during the parliamentary polls.