Christian narrowly escapes death following brutal assault for sharing the gospel

  September 16, 2016

  Maharashtra, Raigarh

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On Sep 16, 2016 around 8.00 p.m. few Christians from a in Kharghar were distributing Christian literature in Taloja Raigad, Maharashtra. An anti-Christian mob of 30 to 40 men rounded up few ladies and men and started abusing them and threatening them. They started beating with a rod one of the Christians and forcibly kidnapped him and took him to a secluded place near Taloja Jail. There they beat him very badly with sticks and threatened him showing a revolver that they would kill him. One person even threatened to kill him by pouring petrol and setting him on fire. They even urinated on his face. They continued to beat him and spat on him. When he became unconscious, they threw him in Taloja phase one sector 2. Some passerby poured water on his face and revived him. Somebody helped him to call for help. His friends picked him up, but he again became unconscious. He was bleeding from his nose and ear.

Took him to a nearby hospital. The Doctor confirmed grievous injury.

On Sep 17, 2016 morning, the police delayed registering the FIR. But due to persistent efforts, it was filed eventually.

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