Theft committed, statue vandalised at Agoiljhara Kali Mandir

Some tensions have been created after an incident of theft occured in Kalu Para Daser Bari Kali Mandir at Goila union of Agoiljhara upazila under Barisal district on Sunday, the Janmastami birthday of Lord Krishna.

Md. Ali Biswas, officer in charge and Abdul Latif Molla, upazila nirbahi officer of Agoiljhara and local Hindu community leaders said unknown miscreants breaking the locked collapsible gate of the temple entered and broke a left hand of Goddess Kali, stole gold plated eye balls and eye brews and a brass-cooper metal made 4 inch height statue of Radha-Krishna in darkness of Sunday early hours.

Perhaps the miscreant thought that the statute as made by precious touch stone and later finding it as normal stone left the place by breaking a hand of the deity and stealing other item, police suspected.

Shyamol Krishna Das, Sebayet (caretaker) of this Kali Mandir, Dulal Das Gupta, member secretary of historical Manosha Mandir of Goila and other local leaders of Hindu community, said that the incident was a simple matter of theft and without any communal intension.

Toufiq Mahbub Chowdhury, district Police Super along with Basudev Acharaya Vashai,Manik Mukherjee Kudu,Narayan Chandra Naru,Shamayal Acharaya, Vishnupada Mukherjee, leaders of Barisal Ramakrishna Mission, Puja Udjapon Parishad and Hindu-Buddha-Christian Oikya Parishad visited the spot on Sunday afternoon and talked with the local people.

They all opined the matter as non-communal attempt of theft the statue and ornaments.

SP ordered local police to find out the miscreants and recover the stolen items as early as possible with the help of local people after lodging a case in this connection.

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