An idol was damaged allegedly by a faction of temple committee at Haritala Temple under Chaugachha upazila in Jessore early Friday. Police and upazila suspect that the incident was taken place following feud over taking control of the temple.
The police arrested former president of the temple committee Jharu Halder and Meghnadh Halder in connection with the incident.
Sanjit Kumar Paul, general secretary of the temple committee told that two factions of the Hindu were come into light over taking control of the temple which is the only place of worships for some 80 Hindu families. ‘Followers of present committee offer Puja on Thursday while the previous committee on Sunday,’ he added.
An idol was found damaged on Friday morning, the general secretary said.
Jharu group earlier hurled petrol bombs at a residence of the area following the feud, the secretary further said.
Arup Roy, president of the temple committee told that a case was lodged with Chaugachha police station in this connection. ‘Jharu’s people attacked the residence of Laxman over feud of the temple,’ he echoed with the secretary.
M Mashiur Rahman, officer in-charge, Chaugachha police station also came up with the same information confirming the arrest of the two.
Nargis Parvin, upazila nirbahi officer, Chaugachha described the incident as a sequence of internal feud