Dhaka: Amid the euphoria of Durga Puja, miscreants continue to wreak havoc in Bangladesh as reports of vandalism of temples including Durga Idols have emerged prompting the government to mull strict actions.
The attacks have mostly taken place in Cumilla district, reports in local media said. Paramilitary forces have been deployed in the violence-torn areas.
According to media reports, alleged besmirching of the Holy Quran has triggered the violence. Temples were also desecrated in Chandpur’s Hajiganj, Chattogram’s Banshkhali, Chapainawabganj’s Shibganj and Cox Bazar’s Pekua.