Locals of Mymensinghorohi village in Shingherbangla union under Netrakona sadar upazila told the Dhaka Tribune they found the temple doors open on Sunday morning.
Upon entering the temple premises, they found smashed bits and pieces of the temple architecture and idols. Locals found two of the idols – one of Kali and another of Shiva – about 600 feet away from the temple.
The overwhelming evidence of vandalism compelled the locals to call the police.
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Sadar police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shahnur-e-Alam said: “We visited the site and have collected evidence of the vandalism.”
“We have started the investigation and have found that the temple doors were not locked. We are looking for the people who are behind this heinous act,” he added.
Additional District Magistrate Abdul Matin visited the site as well and said the responsible parties will be identified and punished accordingly.
Netrakona Superintendent of Police Joydeb Chowdhury said: “Our officers have canvassed the site. We are treating the case with priority.
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“A group with vested interests may have carried out the crime to disrupt communal harmony,” the SP said.