Friday, December 11, 2015

Sikh pilgrims recount attack in Bangladesh


The Sikh devotees who were attacked in Bangladesh three days back, returned to the city today and narrated the tale of horror that they had faced in the neighbouring country.

Two Sikh devotees had sustained severe injuries after being assaulted by armed goons in Chittagong of Bangladesh last Monday.

The incident took place around 10.30 p.m. when a micro van carrying the nine pilgrims was targeted by the armed goons near Sitakunda Terihat on the Chittagong-Dhaka highway.

The micro van was part of the four vehicles convoy in which 36 pilgrims were returning after visiting the holy places in Chittagong. The goons also took away cash and cell phones worth around a lakh.

“We had just begun our journey for Dhaka when our vehicle came to an abrupt halt. We found ourselves surrounded by the sword wielding goons knocking hard on the car window and demanding money. Our driver downed the window glasses and the goons attacked us and forced us to take with our belongings. Everything happened in a fraction of seconds, before we could understand anything,” recalled Joginder Singh, who was attacked on his knee.

with thanks : thestatesman : LINK : for detailed news.

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