Dhaka, April 12, 2016: Elangi Baroari’s Kali Temple was attacked and desecrated by unknown perpetrators at the night of 11th March, 2016.
The Kali Temple is located at Elangi Ghosh Para within the Dhunat Upazila of Bogra District in the Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Minority Watch is investigating the case and also visited the spot on 9th April, 2016 and is busy collecting data.
The statements that have come to light show that the Kali Temple was attacked by Islamist radicals due to religious reasons.
Md. Mizanur Rahman- Officer in Charge of Dhunat police station informed the minority watchdog Bangladesh Minority Watch that police is still in the process of investigating the attack on the Kali Temple but no perpetrators have been arrested till the writing of this report.
Sumon Kumar Ghosh had lodged the First Information Report (F.I.R) at the Dhunat police station on 12.03.2016.
Bangladesh Minority Watch expressed shock on the Kali Temple and the destruction of Hindu God pictures and idols. It also pointed out a mistake on the part of the Police with regards to the attack on the Kali Temple stating that the Officer in Charge of Dhunat police station is not correct in putting only section 295 of Bangladesh Penal code as during the trial.
It said that the Court is most likely to acquit the perpetrators due to improper initial investigation of the case.
Bangladesh Minority Watch said that not only should be case be properly investigated and perpetrators be tried but the Officer in Charge of the respective police station should also be taught how to do proper investigation in such cases.
The minority watchdog said that such half-baked investigation will not do any good to the justice-seekers.
Of late violence against the minorities, especially the Hindus have increased many folds in Bangladesh. Exiled writer Taslima Nasreen has said on several occasions that Bangladesh is moving towards even further radicalization.