A Hindu devotee of a local ISKCON unit and being its care-taker of the fisheries and orchard within the temple complex, was injured in an attack by some Muslim miscreants for refusing to pay ransom at Kamalkati-Shalkhali village in Ashashuni upazila in Satkhira district in Bangladesh in early Friday.
Samiran Sarkar, brother of the victim, said that the miscreants swooped on Pankaj Sarkar, 57, who was then sleeping in a room adjacent to Shyamsundar ISKCON Temple.
The miscreants thrown Pankaj out of his bed and finally stabbed him in the head twice with a machetes leaving him injured in a pool of blood.
Miscreants led by notorious Ziaur Rahman alias Afgan Zia carried out the attack after failing to realize Tk 3 lakh (US $ 3830.00) ransom from Pankaj which they had demanded from him three months ago, alleged Samiran. The Muslim miscreants put Pankaj under a pressure for the ransom for last three-four days.
Later, Pankaj was rushed to Ashashuni Upazila Health Complex and his condition is believed to be critical.
On the basis of a diary made by Palash Sarkar, son of Pankaj Sarkar, a Police case being No.14 dated 06.05.2016 under section 143/447/323/326/307/385 of penal code has been initiated in Ashashuni PS against the perpetrator Ziaur Rahman and his gang.
Munshi Asaduzzaman, officer-in-charge of Ashashuni Police Station, said police is investigating the incident to nab the perpetrators.