Kurigram Correspondent: A stone idol of a cow has been recovered from an abandoned ancient temple at Sukhati Bamantari village in Newashi union of Nageshwari upazila of Kurigram. Kurigram Superintendent of Police Syeda Jannat Ara held an exchange of views with journalists on the rescued cow idol.
Additional SP Ruhul Amin, ASP Utpal Kumar Roy, ASP Kallol Dutta, Press Club President Advocate Ahsan Habib Neelu, Senior Journalist Safi Khan, Mominul Islam Monju, Humyal Prom District representatives of electronic media participated.
Superintendent of Police Syeda Jannat Ara said that on July 9, some local youths removed bricks and stones from the rubble at Debottar's property and found a cow idol and kept it among themselves. Later the police came and took it into their custody. The cow idol weighing 20 kg is believed to be made of Kasti stone. It is 13 inches long and 5 and a half inches wide. If it is made of Kasti stone, its antique value is estimated to be several crores of rupees. It was informed that the cow-statue would be handed over later as per the rules subject to discussion with the Archaeological Department.
It is said that a king named Gosai Raja lived in Gosai's Vita hundreds of years ago. The village was named after him as Gosai's Vita. Eight is thought to be the idol of the temple of that old palace.