Christian Arrested in Chhattisgarh, India

  October 23, 2013

  Bastar, Chhattisgarh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

Police on 23 Oct arrested a Christian after one Hindu extremist falsely accused him of harassing him and his family in Taragaon, Lohandiguda, Bastar.

It was reported that a Church memeber was arrested after one armed Hindu extremist attacked a Christian family.

At about 10 p.m. on 15 Oct, the extremist with a knife and a trident in his hands kicked at the door of the church member and tried to forcefully enter into his home and further verbally abused him and his family and threatened to sacrifice them to the local tribal deities.

However, him and some Christian families who lived close by came out and snatched the weapons from the extremist.

Thereafter, the extremist went home but later come back and beat up the church member and later lodged a false complaint against another Christian of beating him up and his mother.

Subsequently, he was arrested under Sections 294, 323 & 506 of the Indian Penal Code for Obscene acts and songs, punishment for voluntarily causing hurt and for punishment for criminal intimidation respectively.

After the intervention of the area Christian leaders, he was released on bail.

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