Rangia: Idols of Goddess Kali and Hari were vandalised by unidentified miscreants in temples and puja pandals at Jwarkuchi in lower Assam`s Baksa district on Monday, police sources said.
Goddess Kali idols in two temples and in two puja pandals along with the Hari idol in a temple was vandalised by the miscreants, the sources said.
In protest against the incident, the local people blocked the Indo-Bhutan international road for a few hours, they said.
Police and civil officials rushed to the area and appealed the people to maintain peace and harmony.
Security measures have been tightened in the religious places at Jwarkuchi where the situation was stated to be under control but tension prevailed following the incident.
Meanwhile, the All Minorities Bodo Territorial Council Area Students Union local unit president Nazrul Islam has condemned the incident and demanded that the culprits be nabbed immediately.