Hindu temple vandalised in Bangladesh

A Hindu temple was vandalised and set afire in central Bangladesh today, as post poll attacks on the minority community continue unabated.

A portion of the Kali Temple in Netrakona district was gutted when unidentified persons set fire to it early this morning, a top police official said. Locals managed to douse the fire after 45 minutes, The Daily Star newspaper reported quoting Delwar Hossain, the district’s additional superintendent of police.

The incident came a day after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina promised to arrest all those involved in the recent attacks on the minority community.

Attacks were launched on houses and businesses of Hindus in several districts including Rajshahi, Dinajpur, Thakurgaon, Lalmonirhat and Jessore since Bangladesh went to polls on January 5.

Meanwhile, police arrested a Jamaat-e-Islami leader from northern Bogra district for his alleged involvement with sabotage in different areas.

Superintendent of police Mojammel Haque said they also arrested 11 Jamaat activists from the district on charges of anti-national activities.

Source: DNA