Dhaka: A mob of Muslims ransacked the ISKCON temple and attacked devotees in the Noakhali district of Bangladesh on Friday. The temple has been badly damaged while the condition of one devotee remains critical. He is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital. ISKCON has shared this on its official Twitter handle.
He said, "ISKCON temple and devotees were attacked violently by mobs in Noakhali, Bangladesh today. The temple suffered heavy damage and the condition of a devotee remains critical. We ask the Government of Bangladesh to ensure that. Protect all Hindus and put the culprits in the dock of justice. This week, a series of attacks on Hindu shrines in Bangladesh was followed by vandalism.'' According to some reports, Durga Puja pandals and idols were targeted in recent attacks.
In Bangladesh, one person lost his life and 18 others were injured in an attack in the Begumganj sub-district of Noakhali district alone. Noakhali Additional Superintendent of Police (Circle Begumganj) Mohammad Shah Imran said that the deceased has been identified as 42-year-old Jatan Kumar Saha. He further said, "A total of 17 people including The Officer-in-charge of Begumganj police station [OC] Kamruzzaman Sikdar were injured in the attack.''