Racist Attack on Hindu Priest in US

Racist Attack on Hindu Priest in US

Days after US President Donald Trump's 'Go Back' tweet, a Hindu priest was brutally attacked near New York temple. In what can be a suspected 'racist attack', Hindu priest Swami Harish Chander Puri was physically attacked on Thursday at around 11 AM by a miscreant who had came from behind and repeated hit him.

The heinous act happened near Shiv Shakti Peeth in Glen Oaks in New York. He suffered bruises and abrasions all over his body, including his face during the attack on July 18.

According to some eyewitnesses, the attacker raised slogans like, "this is my neighborhood," during the attack. Cops have arrested 52-year-old Sergio Gouveia in connection with the attack. Cops are probing the matter further.