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10 injured in attack on ISKCON temple in Sylhet

  • Sylhet Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2016-09-03 03:54:52 BdST


At least 10 people, including a former female ward councillor, have been injured in an attack on an ISKCON temple followed by exchange of brickbats and police firing in Sylhet.

Most of those injured were hit by rubber bullets police fired to control the situation, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital physician Manoj Chowdhury said.

A video of the incident posted on the social media shows a bloodstained woman being taken away from the scene after a group of people wearing topis, or prayter hats, hurled brickbats and hit the front side of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness at Madhushaheed.   

Sylhet Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Commissioner Faysal Mahmud identified the woman as former councillor Jebunnahar Shirin.

Faysal said Muslims attacked the temple on allegation that the ISKCON members were playing kirtan using mike during Juma prayers.

The Muslims alleged the ISKCON members also pelted back brickbats.