Christains Attacked, 2 Hospitalised, 2 Arrested in Karnataka, India

  October 29, 2012

  Karnataka, Shimoga

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

Karnataka police arrested two Christians after Hindu extremists attacked Christians with wooden sticks and clubs injuring 9 Christians with two ending up in hospital on 29 Oct in Chikkamatti, Shimoga.

It was reported that the arrest came after the extremists opposed the baptism of 40 tribals on Sunday morning at the Indian Apostolic Church conducted by a Pastor. The extremists accused the new converts of upsetting the age-old customs and practices of the village and threatened them of dire consequences if they did not return to Hinduism.

Thereafter, the extremists began to beat the Christians with sticks and clubs when they told them that they will never give up their new found faith in Christ. Nine Christians were injured and two were admitted in Bhadravathi Government Hospital with serious wounds.

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