Goddess Durga's idols vandalised in Bangladesh

Three idols of goddess Durga were vandalised on Sunday by unidentified miscreants in southern Bangladesh.

PTI| Updated: Oct 18, 2015, 19:30 PM IST

Dhaka: Three idols of goddess Durga were vandalised on Sunday by unidentified miscreants in southern Bangladesh, the latest such incident as the country prepares to celebrate Durga Puja.

Organisers of the Durga Puja site at Babulia High School grounds at the Sadar Upazila said three idols were damaged early on Sunday, Bdnews24 reported.

Organising committee chief Arvind Mandal said that the idols were guarded until early morning after artisans provided finishing touches the previous night.

"Some of the committee members were at the site the whole night, but left in the morning. It is then that unidentified miscreants vandalised the idols," he was quoted by the online portal as saying.

Police rushed to spot after the incident.

"I have visited the site. Steps will be taken against those involved," said Satkhira Sadar police OC Emdadul Haque.

Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Unity Council's Satkhira chapter General Secretary Swapan Kumar Sheel said that idols were being vandalised in different places in the district in a planned manner.

He said on October 6, five idols were vandalised at Puja site in Ashashuni Upazila.