Christian Preacher is assaulted by BJP activists

A Christian Preacher was assaulted by the OBC right wing of BJP because he is distributed pamphlets and promoted Christianity in the town. After this, the workers of BJP are entered into an altercation with the preacher and start assaulting him and took them to a Mariamman temple in Melatheru, Ariyalur. They apply holy ash on the head of the Christian preacher. the accused trio was arrested by Ariyalur police and remanded under judicial custody till February 15.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Market
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Market Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed IPC 342, 365, and 295(A)IPC read with 66 (A) IT Act Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: February 03, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Allegation of religious conversion
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Aaron Kumar
    Name of Perpetrator P. Muthuvel, 25, K. Vairavel, 39, and R. Ponsekar, 47
    State Tamil Nadu
    District/City Ariyalur
    Party In Power / Incidents AIADMK - All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
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