Christian pastor brutally attacked in UP

On May 27, in Mau district in the state of Uttar Pradesh when Pastor Dinesh was returning from a Church member's house on his motorbike after praying there. He stopped in between his journey to relieve himself at the side when he head sound from his back. Hearing some noise behind him, he glanced behind only to be hit by a wooden rod on his head, he fell on the ground when he saw 4 men with wooden rods and knives. He secured several bruises and swellings all over his body resulting from being hit with wooden rods and knives. He survived the attack and was taken to the hospital in time. He was admitted in the ICU where he received proper treatment and currently his treatment is going on.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed Yes
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

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Role of police Need confirmation Current status Under investigation
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Main Information
Date of incident: May 27, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Dinesh
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Mau
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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