Christian Arrested on fasely accused of breaking an idol in Chhattisgarh, India

  March 22, 2014

  Chhattisgarh, Durg

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

Police arrested a Christian on 22 March in Pinakapar, Balod after the Hindu extremists from the Bajrang Dal falsely accused him and one believer of breaking idols in the local Hindu temple.

It was reported that the Hindu extremists summoned a follower of Christ, and one believer to a village council meeting and pressurized them to renounce Christ and further accused them of breaking the Hindu idols.

However, the Christians refused to deny Christ and they also refuted the allegations of breaking the idols.

Thereafter, the extremists went to the police station and demanded the arrest of the Christians. A case was registered against them under Section 295 and 456 of the Indian Penal Code for Injuring or defiling a place of worship and trespass or house breaking respectively.

One of the believers was sent to the district jail. However, the other believer has absconded.

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