12 injured in attack during Sunday Mass in Kolhapur

Kolhapur, Dec 25: At least 12 people were injured when they were attacked by a group of people during a prayer meet in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district on Tuesday.

Police said Tuesday that around 20 to 25 people were attending the Sunday Mass at the residence of Bhimsen Chavan in Kowad village, located on the Karnataka border, when the incident happened around noon, a police official said.

         According to police, Chavan regularly conducts the Sunday prayer at his residence.

         A group of 10 to 15 masked men armed with swords, iron rods and glass bottles reached his residence on motorcycles, he said.

          The exact reason behind the attack was not yet known, but prima facie it seems the intention was to disturb the prayer, the official said.

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