Anti-women agitator attacked by wild pig in India
V Harikumar, a leader of a group protesting against women entering a Hindu temple, had his pilgrimage cut short by an aggressive wild pig
The leader of a group protesting against women being allowed into temples in India was attacked by a wild pig in India while he was on a pilgrimage last week.
V Harikumar, who had been on the front lines of the anti-women protests led by the religious group Sabarimala Karma Samithi (SKS) in Sabarimala, Kerala, and is a municipal councilor for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was on a pilgrimage on January 9 in the Tampa area when a wild pig chased and gored him, New Indian Express reported.
The councilor suffered a deep cut to his right knee and was taken to a hospital. He failed to complete his pilgrimage.
The SKS is a group made up of Hindu organizations supported by the BJP and the Pandalam royal family. The group has been protesting against a Supreme Court order to allow women of menstrual age to enter the Lord Ayyappa temple, despite existing customs.
A number of SKS campaigns have turned violent, with some women pilgrims, journalists and police officers being attacked. The sex of the wild pig was unknown, but many suspect it was female.