BANGLADESH, January 22, 2014 (The Daily Star): Hindu temples and houses came under attack in at least five districts across the country on Monday. Unidentified criminals attacked a temple and vandalized four statues in a temple in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj as they were allegedly barred from taking part in a dancing program on Monday night.
Witnesses said, a few youths went to the temple during Kali Puja function at Manipara at around 9:30pm and tried to take part in a ritual dance. As the temple committee members did not allow them, the criminals beat up the devotees and vandalized the furniture of the temple.
Our Lalmonirhat correspondent reports: A Hindu house was attacked by a gang allegedly over a land dispute at Northbengal in the district town on Monday night. And in Patuakhali, three people were injured as a gang attacked a wedding function of a Hindu family at Mithagonj village in Kalapara upazila.
In Madaripur, a gang of criminals vandalized a temple and several statues in it, following a dispute over a piece of land at Kawkuri village under Sadar upazila on Monday night. In Bagerhat district, an unidentified gang tried to set fire to a family temple in Kachua upazila of the district on Monday night, reports our local correspondent.