Russian tourist beaten for ringing sacred bell in India

Published: February 27, 2014

A tourist was allegedly beaten in the northern Goa village of Mandrem after he rang a sacred bell. Photo illustration.

VANCOUVER DESI

A Russian tourist is suffering from horrific injuries after he was allegedly beaten by an Indian mob for ringing a sacred religious bell in one of Goa’s coastal villages.

According to Britain’s Daily Mail, 28-year-old Sergey Bogdanov was vacationing in India and staying in Mandrem, a village in north Goa, where the alleged brutal attack happened.

Bogdanov said the small village seemed “really peaceful” with friendly locals until he decided to visit a temple where he took a few pictures and saw a bell, which he rang.

“Apparently the bell is only rung on sacred days or when somebody dies, and before I knew it there was a mob rushing to the temple and I was dragged out onto the streets and kicked and beaten with sticks,” Bogdanov said.  “Some monks dragged me away from the mob but they didn’t help me at all, and I had to make my own way to the local medical centre where doctors who had heard about my apparently sacrilegious act also refused to help other than giving me a few bandages.”

“My wallet and my money had vanished and I had no alternative but to go back to my accommodation in agony.”

According to the Daily Mail, Bogdanov was able to get in touch with his mother who immediately flew from Russia to Mandrem to help him and try to arrange for him to fly back to Russia where he can receive the medical attention he needs.

“My poor mother almost had a heart attack when she saw me,” said Bogdanov. “She is doing her best to look after me but I need proper medical attention that I can only get it seems in Russia.”

Bogdanov, who’s sustained horribly disfiguring gashes and bruises to his face, has since appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a video message and the Russian embassy in India pleading for help to get him back home.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,





Featured

100 year journey

Ishar Singh “Odaroo” Banns was known for his adventurous spirit and activism

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ishar Singh Banns was among the best known and most intriguing members of the Indo-Canadian community of B.C. In fact, his…
Continue Reading »

mg_gill.jpg

Wife testifies Maninder Gill’s suit was ‘soaked with blood’ prior to shooting outside Surrey’s Guru Nanak temple

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Japseet Gill was eating and chatting with other wedding guests when she heard a commotion and saw people rushing toward the…
Continue Reading »

Israel and surrogate Nepali babies

Israel criticized for leaving surrogate mothers in Nepal while evacuating their babies

Israel and surrogate Nepali babies ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 15 An Israeli homosexual father carries his baby born to a surrogate mother…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

100 year journey

Ishar Singh “Odaroo” Banns was known for his adventurous spirit and activism

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ishar Singh Banns was among the best known and most intriguing members of the Indo-Canadian community of B.C. In fact, his…
Continue Reading »

DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
Continue Reading »

mg_gill.jpg

Wife testifies Maninder Gill’s suit was ‘soaked with blood’ prior to shooting outside Surrey’s Guru Nanak temple

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Japseet Gill was eating and chatting with other wedding guests when she heard a commotion and saw people rushing toward the…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
Continue Reading »

Surrey MP-desi politician

NDP demands 100 new cops for Surrey now

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — Federal New Democrats are demanding immediate approval of 100 new police officers for Surrey from the Conservative government. Jinny…
Continue Reading »

JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
Continue Reading »

Fraser Valley Desi

Closed road on private land prompts some passionate reaction from Fraser Valley

KENT SPENCER VANCOUVER DESI An old logging road that doesn’t even have a name has stirred up passions in the Fraser Valley. The road, which…
Continue Reading »

sex determination

Opposition attacks Indian yoga guru Ramdev’s medicine that promises male child

VANCOUVER DESI Opposition members in India have demanded the ban of a product by yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy that promises a male child, Indian newswire…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Bollywood

Priyanka Chopra’s journey from the girl next door to Bollywood bombshell

Priyanka Chopra ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 50 DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 08: Actress Priyanka Chopra poses during a portrait session…
Continue Reading »

desi boobs

Gallery: Bollywood celebrity shots this week

Sunny Leone ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 106 Twitter VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood’s growing love for selfies is self evident. More and more celebrity…
Continue Reading »

Zayn Malik

Gurinder Chadha’s future film plans include Zayn Malik

HINDUSTAN TIMES Zayn Malik has been through quite the career shake up recently. After leaving One Direction, he now appears to have Hollywood in his sights….
Continue Reading »