Five unidentified men allegedly assaulted a Manipuri preacher near his house in Lakshmipuram area in Bengaluru on Thursday morning.
Indiranagar police station inspector Manjunath told The News Minute that a case has been registered for assault and that the police are searching for the attackers.
Manjunath said that the victim identified as Evan Mamang Kipgen was working with the Thadou Christian Fellowship Church (TCF) as an evangelist. He came to the city 4 years ago.
TNIE quoted Kipgen as saying, “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.”
“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.
Kipgen approached the Indiranagar police to register a complaint.
The Thadou Students’ Association, Bengaluru, in a press statement said that there have been many instances of robberies in the area.
“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.”