10 hurt in folk theate blasts at Kantaji Temple compound

10 hurt in folk theate blasts at Kantaji Temple compound

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Dinajpur – Ten people were injured as three crude bombs went off under the canopy of a jatra show in the premises of Kantaji Temple in Kaharole upazila early Saturday.
Police and witnesses said a series of blasts happened at about 1:15am when the viewers were watching a jatra show arranged in the temple premises on the occasion of Rash Mela, leaving 10 people injured.Of the injured, six, including Mokaddes,23, son of Abul Hossain of Damudarpur in Badarganj upazila of Rangpur; Sadhon,35, son of Nanigopal of Sadar upazila in Nilphamari; Jabbar,28, son of Sirajul Islam, and Saidur,27, son of Karim of Dashmael in Kaharole upazila; and Romakanto,22, and Mithu,30, of Birganj upazila of Dinajpur, were admitted to Dinajpur Medical College Hospital.
A Hindu place of worship with devoees perfoming rites twice a year Kantaji’s Temple is a grand meeting place of not only the people of the locality but also a historic relic attracting people from far and wide.
The Hindu human outlines of the epic tales of Ramayana and Mahabharata inscribed in terricota tiles are fitted on its walls make every visitor curious about the structure build by a Hindu landlord under the supervision of a Persian masion during the British rule.
Superintendent of police Ruhul Amin confirmed the incident.- UNB

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