There is no perpetrator named in this story, and while it is possible that it was not a jihad attack, Hindus in Bangladesh are under constant pressure and live in fear of Islamic supremacists and jihadists. Even if this temple were set on fire by “right-wing extremists,” the ongoing low-level persecution of Hindus by Muslims in Bangladesh continues. But remember: to notice would be “Islamophobic.”
Seven idols were burnt as criminals set a Hindu temple ablaze at Adhuna village in Gournadi upazila of the district early yesterday.
After worshipping, the priest left the tin-shed Durga-Kali temple at 10:30pm on Monday, said Satindranath Chakraborty, president of Senerhut Durga-Kali Mandir management committee.
In the morning, the worshippers found the burnt idols of Durga, Sarswati, Laxmi, Kartik, Ganesh, Ashur and Kali and informed the police.
A gang set the temple to fire by pouring petrol at midnight, said Satindranath Chakraborty.
A case was filed in connection with the incident, said Abul Kalam, officer in-charge of Gournadi police station.