Gang assaults Manipuri evangelist in Bengaluru, police on lookout for attackers

Published: 19th August 2016 03:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2016 08:08 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Five unidentified men assaulted a 26-year-old person, who hails from Manipur, near his house in Lakshmipuram in the wee hours of Thursday.

A police source said, “The victim has been identified as Evan Mamang Kipgen, a native of Manipur, who has been working with the Thadou Christian Fellowship Church (TCF) as an evangelist for two months now.”

Kipgen said, “I was returning home after visiting a friend in Lakshmipuram around 2.30am. A few persons were standing at a junction near my house. When I crossed them, they came up to me from behind and assaulted me for no reason. I do not know what provoked them to do it.” 

He said that he did not understand what the attackers were talking about as they were conversing in Kannada. “They didn’t rob me, but assaulted me. The moment I raised an alarm, a few residents turned up and they fled from the scene,” he said.

Later, Kipgen approached the jurisdictional police and registered a complaint.

The Thadou Students’ Association, Bengaluru, has condemned the intolerant action of the miscreants.

‘Many instances of robberies in area’The Paogousiem Lhouvum, Information & Publicity Secretary, Thadou Students’ Association, Bengaluru, in a press statement said, “In the interest of the general public, we urge the police to kindly take up necessary measures for the security and safety of the public in and around

Lakshimipuram area since there have been many incidences of attacks and robberies in the area.”

Indiranagar police have taken up the case and are probing it. The accused are still at large.

Police said, “We are yet to trace the accused. We are gathering information from the complainant about the attackers.”

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