Updated December 29th, 2023 at 09:01 IST

Canada temple president's son attacked by armed men in Surrey, 15 rounds of shots fired

Amid the brewing turmoil in Canada, reports emerged that the Canadian Hindu temple president's son was attacked by armed men in Canada's Surrey.

Reported by: Digital Desk
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Amid the brewing turmoil in Canada, reports emerged that the Canadian Hindu temple president's son was attacked by armed men in Canada's Surrey. As per the reports obtained by the Republic, around 15 shots were fired at the president of the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir in Surrey, Satish Kumar's son. In the midst of the Nijjar Row, India has raised concerns about the security of the Hindus residing in the country. According to the statement released by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the incident took place on December 27th. 

Satish noted that the family has filed a police complaint and is waiting for further investigation of the matter. He noted that unidentified people carrying weapons fired at his son's house and managed to escape from the area.  “RCMP investigating the reports of shots fired at the residence early in the morning on 27th of December. The incident took place at around 8:30 AM and immediately after getting the call RCMP responded,” the authorities said in a statement. “RCMP confirms that there was no one injured in this entire incident, but there are visible holes of the bullet on the walls of the house. Police are examining the area speaking to the witness and also scrutinising the CCTV installed nearby to verify and identify the armed men,” the police furthered. 

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Published December 29th, 2023 at 08:43 IST