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4 temples robbed in 2 days in Srimangal

  • Published at 01:24 am December 8th, 2018
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Sri Sri Mangalchandi Temple in Srimangal Upazila Dhaka Tribune

Union Parishad Chairman Milon Sheel believes a syndicate is trying to jeopardize communal harmony

A total of four temples have been robbed in Srimangal upazila under Moulvibazar district on two separate days. The upazila has been a victim of three temple robberies on Monday, and one robbery on Wednesday.

Regarding the matter, Puja Udjapan Parishad and Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikya Parishad demanded that the criminals be arrested and brought to justice as soon as possible. Otherwise, they will hold a protest demonstration after consulting with the central committee.

On Wednesday night, situated at Losana Bazar in Satgaon Union, burglars broke into the Sri Sri Jagannath temple and its donation box and made away with cash, idols, and other various valuable items.

According to local sources, three previous instances of robbery are associated with this temple. Srimangal police visited the crime scene and collected evidence.

Earlier on Monday, burglars broke into three other temples in the upazila, namely Mangalchandi Mandir and Bhairab Mandir situated in Bhunbir Union, and Lakshmi Narayan Mandir situated in Satgaon Union, where they robbed the donation box and made away with other valuable items. Apart from this, two years ago, miscreants destroyed a ‘Mahadeva’ idol from the Mangalchandi temple. 

Union Parishad Chairman Milon Sheel believes a syndicate is trying to jeopardize communal harmony.

Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad Srimangal unit General Secretary Shushil Sheel said: “These incidents are very sad and threatening to our religious views. We have lost our trust in the police authorities. If the law agencies cannot resolve these issues soon, we will have no choice but to organize protest demonstrations.”

Srimangal police authorities have decided to tighten security and further investigate the matter in an effort to put an end to these recurring misdemeanours.