At least nine idols of Hindu goddess Durga have been vandalised at a village temple in Patuakhali’s Baufal upazila.
While inspecting the temple, UNO Zakir Hossain said, “Necessary steps will be taken in this regard.”
Unidentified miscreants attacked and vandalized the Sarbojonin Puja Mandap of Mominpur Harlal Haldar’s house in Keshabpur Union of Baufal in Patuakhali. The incident took place at midnight on Sunday and unknown miscreants were responsible, police said .
Senior officials including Baufal Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Zakir Hossain and Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Baufal police station Mostafizur Rahman visited the spot around noon on Monday.
Noni Gopal Das, president of the puja mandap committee, said locals saw the idols and its carriers including Durga and Swarasati goddesses damaged inside the temple in the morning.
Officer in Charge Mostafizur Rahman said , “We have asked the Puja Mandap Committee to file a written complaint in this connection. If they file a complaint, legal action will be taken against the culprits and also we can ensure security of the puja mandap, officials said.