A gang of unidentified criminals vandalized the idols at the temple in Mominpur village on one horrendous night last week, The Daily Star reported.

Senior officials including Baufal Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Zakir Hossain and Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Baufal police station Mostafizur Rahman visited the spot around noon today.

Noni Gopal Das, president of the puja mandap committee, said locals saw the idols and its carriers including Durga and Saraswat Pratima damaged inside the temple in the morning.

While inspecting the temple, UNO Zakir Hossain said, “Necessary steps will be taken in this regard.”

OC Mostafizur said, “We have asked the Puja Mandap Committee to file a written complaint in this connection. If they file a complaint, legal action will be taken against the culprits and also we can ensure security of the puja mandap.”

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/country/news/nine-idols-durga-temple-vandalised-patuakhali-1972869

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