Belagavi: Unknown assailant attacks church priest with sword

12:45 PM Dec 12, 2021 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: A church priest was allegedly attacked with a sword by an unknown person in Belagavi at his residence, police said.


Father Francis of Saint Joseph’s ‘The Worker Church’ was attacked on Saturday evening and is said to be out of danger.

The police said the incident took place at the residence of Fr Francis, where the miscreant had been hiding. The attacker tried to hit Fr Francis with his sword as soon as he (Father) came out of the house to check on a dog, which was barking continuously, IANS reported.

Father Francis managed to escape the attack and ran away from the spot. Though the attacker tried to chase, he ran away after seeing people rushing towards the Father, IANS reported police as saying.

Meanwhile, police have launched an investigation to hunt down the assailant.  The CCTV footage of the incident and a statement from Father Francis were collected for further investigation.


(With inputs from IANS)


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