Four men, including the headmaster of a school, have been arrested for throwing beef at a Maa Kali temple in Bangladesh to hurt the religious sentiments of Hindu worshippers in Domar upazila, Nilphamari, reports Dhaka Tribune.
The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday when locals caught the perpetrators in the act and handed them over to police afterwards.
The arrested are Shariful Islam Manik, headmaster of Bamunia Kalitola Govt Primary School, Shafiq Miah, 45, Fuleswar Barman, 43, and Joynal Abedin, 38.
In the statement, the plaintiff of the case, Bhuban Chandra Ray, president of the Boro Rauta Kali Mandir, said the perpetrators wrapped a piece of beef in paper and threw it on to the temple premises.
However, locals caught them in the act and handed them over to the police, said Mostafizar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Domar police station. He said: “Informed by locals, we made a drive in the area and arrested the accused people. They were sent to jail by the court.”
Last year, high school principal Jafar Iqbal berated 22 Hindu students for protesting beef they were fed without their knowledge during a school picnic. Iqbal dismissed the students’ protests saying ‘eating beef one day would not damn them’, and questioned why they came on the picnic if they did not eat beef.
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