A church was vandalised and a senior policeman was attacked and injured throughout a protest by a gaggle of tribals in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district in Bastar on Monday, police mentioned.
The injured officer is Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Sadanand Kumar, who was seen clutching his head as blood trickled down his face. He has been shifted to a hopsital.
A gathering was referred to as in by an Adivasi group to protest in opposition to a conflict that passed off between two communities over alleged spiritual conversion in Edka village in Narayanpur district on Sunday, say preliminary stories.
It shortly escalated into an enormous argument between two opposing teams. Chairs, stones have been thrown round and folks got here to blows. Quickly, it changed into a full-scale combat.
Extra safety personnel have been referred to as in to stem the spiralling protests.
Speaking to reporters on the hospital, SP Kumar mentioned that protesters arrived close to Vishwa Dipti Christian Faculty within the afternoon and tried to cost in the direction of a church situated within the college premises.
“After being alerted about it, I instantly rushed to the spot with different officers and tried to pacify the protesters. They appeared satisfied and have been about to return, however abruptly somebody hit me with a stick on my head,” Mr Kumar mentioned .