Believer and his family tortured in Palamu

  January 20, 2017

  Jharkhand, Palamu

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

A horrifying incident took place in the village of Kubua, Palamu district, Jharkhand.

On 20th January 2017, as per the report, a believer and his wife, with their hands tied up, were put in a pond and forced to remain in the water for around 17 hours. The Hindutva activists was demanding them to deny Christ and turn back to their ancestral Sarna faith.

The believer was forcefully fed the food which was offered to Khasi idol and made him to drink fermented liquor. Due to constant torture and harassment he became ill and later died.

The Hindutva activists and villagers did not allow for the burial of the body. The believer’s son had to carry the mortal body of his father and walk for around 10 km to bury his father in a government allotted land.

When they approached the police station to file a case against the villages and the activists, the police called this incident as a religious conflict and refused to file any formal complaint.

Later, the police called the villagers and the deceased’s family and made them to sign a peace agreement.

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