ISKCON training center gutted in Bengal’s Birbhum; arson suspected

A vocational training centre of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was gutted in West Bengal’s Birbhum district on Saturday, officials said. 

No casualty was reported. 

The ‘Bhakti Vedanta Vocational Training Centre’, set up at Bhimgarh village under Khayrasole police station around five months ago, was operated from a brick-walled hall with a thatched roof. The flame reduced the roof to ashes. 

Sevakpratim Madhab Das, who is in charge of the center said, “We suspect that the house was set on fire by some miscreants who don’t want us to work here. We have lodged a complaint with the police.” 

Police officials confirmed that a complaint was filed. 

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