BANGLADESH, March 16,2 013 (bdnews24): Miscreants vandalized a Saraswati statue at a temple beside the residence of ruling-party Member of Parliament (MP) Mohammad Atiur Rahman Atique in Sherpur city's Madhabpur. The Madhabpur Puja Temple committee informed the police about the incident that took place on Friday night. Hindus have been offering prayers at this temple for the past 77 years, said the temple committee Chief Dilip Kumar Paul. "Vandalism was conducted to dent the communal harmony."
"Whoever is responsible... they will be identified and arrested," said Sherpur Sadar Police Station Officer in-Charge Mazharul Karim. Suspected Jamaat-e-Islami activists had been carrying out vandalism and attacks on the Hindus in several areas of Bangladesh over the issue of trial of war criminals.