Hindu house torched in Faridpur, idols vandalised in ManikganjNew Age Online
In separate incidents, miscreants torched a Hindu house in Faridpur and vandalised three idols in Manikganj early Sunday, UNB reported.
In Faridpur, an empty Hindu house was set alight at Madandia village in Sadar upazila of the district in the early hours.
Locals said a group of miscreants set the house of Shailesh Ghosh by pouring petrol after 12:00am.
The entire house was burned to cinders before firefighters rushed in on information, said Shakti Ghosh, brother of Shailesh who along with his family members has been living in the district town for the last three years.
Shailesh claimed that the extent of losses caused by the fire would go up to Tk 8 lakh.
Officer-in-charge of Faridpur Kotwali Police Station Syed Mohsinul Haq said they were trying to arrest the culprits.
In Manikganj, miscreants vandalised three idols of Kali goddess at a temple at Majhipara in Singair upazila.
The custodian of the temple said unidentified miscreants swooped on the Kali Temple sometime after midnight and damaged the three idols.
The incident came to light in the morning when devotees went to the temple for worship.
Police arrested one Almas for interrogation.
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