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Sylhet Hindu temple attacked, 7 injured

Sun Online Desk     2nd September, 2016 06:08:55 printer

Sylhet Hindu temple attacked, 7 injured

At least seven persons were injured in an attack on a Hindu temple by a group of Muslim devotees in Sylhet city after Juma prayers on Friday afternoon.


The injured were identified as Syed, 24, Babul Ahmed, 37, Saju Akter, 28, Arif, 22, Sumon, 17, and Jebun Nahar Sheerin, former female councilor of Sylhet City Corporation, and Iskcon staff Rajendra Choudhury, 27, correspondent reports.


According to sources, one of the injured was a staff of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) temple while six others were pedestrians.


Among the injured Babul Ahmed and Jebun Nahar suffered rubber bullet injuries, said Monoj Choudhury, duty doctor of Osmani Medical College Hospital.


Locals said, a group of Muslim devotees started hurling brickbats on the temple after completing Juma prayer on Friday at around 1:30pm.


Later on, Police rushed to the spot and fire 15 teargas shells and rubber bullets to bring the situation under control.


The whole mishap brought about injuries to seven people, including six pedestrians.


Meanwhile, additional policemen were deployed to monitor the overall situation of the place, said DC Foysal.