Dhaka: In what has been termed as a radical attack, a group of Muslim radicals allegedly attacked Iskcon Temple in Sylhet, a major city lying on the banks of Surma river in northeaster Bangladesh.
Principal of Iskcon, Navadwipa Dwija Gauranga Das Brahmachari told that the locals, who had allegedly grabbed a portion of Iskcon’s property, instigated the Muslim devotees to attack the temple. As per the reports, the group of Muslims hurled chunks of bricks at the devotees, offering prayers in the temple.
Out the seven injured, one was the staff of the Iskcon temple and the other six were pedestrians. The injured persons have been identified as Syed, Babul Ahmed, Saju Akter, Arif, Sumon, Jebun Nahar Sheerin and Rajendra Choudhury, one of the staff members at Iskcon.
It has now been reported that the attack took place over some misunderstanding among the group of Muslim devotees.
As soon as the chaos was reported, police rushed to the spot and fired rubber bullets and 15 teargas shells to take control of the situation.
Additional police force was deployed to avoid any such unwanted development in the same.
First Published | 2 September 2016 6:09 PM
Web Title: ISKCON temple in Bangladesh’s Sylhet attacked by alleged Muslim radicals
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