Hate crime: Manipuri evangelist harassed in Bengaluru

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Bengaluru, Aug 19: In another case of hate crime, a 26-year old evangelist from North-east was assaulted by five unidentified men near his house in Lakshmipura in Indiranagar early on Thursday.
Evan Mamang Kipgen, a Manipuri, works with the Thadou Christian Fellowship Church (TCF).

Speaking to the police and reporters, he said that the incident happened when he was returning from a friend's place at 2 am. He said, "I saw these men standing in a group. I quietly crossed them and didn't say anything. As I walked further, they came from behind and attacked me without any provocation."

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He further added, "They were speaking in Kannada and I could not understand. They didn't rob me. I raised an alarm and called for help. When they saw my friends coming, they fled."

He filed a complaint in the jurisdictional police and registered an assault complaint. He came to teh city in 2012 and then moved to Tamil Nadu. He returned to the city two months ago.

Meanwhile, the Thadou Students' Association condemned the assault and requested the police to take strict action against the culprits. They also demanded that security should be increased in Lakshimipuram as there has been increasing cases of robbery and assaults in the area. Indiranagar police has taken up the case and have started investigations.

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