On May 18th, a mob of 15 radical Hindu nationalists carrying swords, sickles, and a gun attacked the family of Pastor Ramesh Bumbariya in
During the assault, the radicals pointed the gun at Pastor Bumbariya and attempted to shoot the pastor. However, the gun failed to fire. Later, the assailants pointed the gun at Pastor Bumbariya’s father, Bhima Bumbariya, and killed the 52-year-old Christian at point blank range. After his father collapsed to the ground, Pastor Bumbariya was knocked unconscious.
When he and two other members of his family were transported to the government hospital, after they were attacked by swords and sickles, but the hospital staff refused to admit the injured Christians due to COVID-19 regulations. Later, the injured Christians were admitted to a nearby private hospital.