Christian Man and his Sons beaten for their Faith in Chhattisgarh, India

  March 8, 2015

  Bastar, Chhattisgarh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On March 8, 2015 at Jholapara, village Tarkaguda, Bastar, 3 Christians were beaten by his realtives for their faith. Nirmal*, who is the believer of Bastar For Christ Movement Church, Tarkaguda and his two sons were attacked and badly beaten up by his relatives, instigated by Hindutva fundamentalists at about 5 PM. Nirmal’s sister her son and others forced him and his sons to give up their faith in Jesus. When they stood firm and refused to renounce Jesus, they started abusing and beating them. They forcibly took possession of the portion of agricultural field along with tress, belonging to Nirmal. She and others filed a false FIR against Nirmal and two sons, accusing them of threatening and beating. The case was registered under IPC Sections 294, 323, 506 & 34 on 08.03.2015. When Nirmal and his sons approached Badanji Police Station, they refused to even accept the complaint. They were arrested and later released on bail from the police station.

*Name changed

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