Idols of deity 'Durga' were vandalised in northeastern Bangladesh by some unidentified persons ahead of a Hindu festival in the Muslim-majority nation, police said today.

Representational Image | Idol of Durga | Source: Reuters

The incident took place late last night at a site of worship in Futarmati village under Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj district, nearly 170 kms from the Bangladeshi capital.

Police, following initial investigations, said some local youths started a fight over a minor issue with the artisans who were making idols in the area, Dhaka Tribune reported.

In the scuffle, some persons vandalised the idols.

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Police have arrested two persons on charge of vandalising the idols. No case was registered.

Idols of goddess 'Durga' are worshiped during Vijayadashami (also known as Dussehra), which is a major Hindu festival celebrated for the victory of good over evil in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and parts of Bangladesh and Pakistan.

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