At least nine idols of Hindu goddess Durga were vandalised at a village temple in Patuakhali in Bangladesh.

Police said miscreants attacked and vandalised the Sarbojonin Puja Mandap of Mominpur at Harlal Haldar’s house in Keshabpur Union of Baufal in Patuakhali.

The incident took place in the middle of the night on Sunday, a police official said.

Top police officials visited the spot at noon on Monday.

Noni Gopal Das, president of the Puja Mandap committee, said locals saw the idols and their carriers including of goddesses Durga and Saraswati damaged inside the temple in the morning.

“We have asked the Puja Mandap committee to file a written complaint in this connection. If they file a complaint, legal action will be taken against the culprits and also we can ensure security of the puja mandap,” the official said.

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