Attack On Indian-Origin Priest In US

Sun Jul 21 2019 16:15:01 GMT+0530 (IST)

Swami Harish Chander Puri, an Indian-origin Priest, was attacked by a 52-Year-Old Man near the Shiv Shakti Peeth in Glen Oaks of Floral Park, New York.



While the Hindu Priest was walking down the street, A Stranger identified as Sergio Gouveia came from behind and begun attacking him. The Priest suffered bruises all over the body in the attack which took place on July 18th. Injury marks on his face shows how badly he was attacked and the pain he was going through.

Cops are yet to decide whether if the case should be treated as a hate crime or not. The Accused has been arrested and he was also charged with physical assault, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon.

Eye-Witnesses say the Attacker had screamed, 'This is my neighborhood'. If that it true, Police should investigate as a hate crime.

This shocking incident happened after Donald Trump asked Four Democratic Congresswomen to go back to their countries if they aren't happy in US.