Christian attacked in Tamil Nadu, India

  April 12, 2012

  Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirappalli

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On April 12 in Dalmiya Puram, Tiruchirappalli, alleged Hindu extremist disrupted a prayer meeting and severely injured one Christian.

Pastor Y S John from the Indian Pentecostal Church was conducting a prayer meeting when one armed extremist barged in and asked the Christian to stop the prayer immediately.

One participant and nephew of the pastor John Britto came out and tried to pacify the intruder, requesting him not to interrupt and disturb the prayer meeting. However, the extremist took out his sword and strike Britto, almost cutting off his left hand.

The area Christian leaders intervened and immediately sent for an ambulance. Britto is currently undergoing treatment in the Government Hospital at Trichy.

A complaint was lodged at the Dalmiya Puram Police Station and the investigations are on.

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