Christian School attacked in Jharkhand by locals after false accusations in Jharkhand, India

  February 2, 2015

  Jharkhand, Sahebganj

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

On February 2, 2015 in Barharwa, Sahibganj, Jharkhand, an agitated crowd of over 1000 people burst into a Christian school premises all on a sudden shouting ‘Jai Shri Ram, Beef Eaters go back, we will break your Christian statues’ etc. Thereafter, the crowd ran amok stoning, brick-batting, damaging and destroying school and church property. The Holy Family English Medium School level, is run by the Sisters of the Holy Family Congregation. The immediate provocation to the sudden outburst was a false complaint of a girl child’s mother being molested by a teacher. A 4-standard girl alleged had physically abused her. The statement of the child has not been taken however, the child’s guardians have issued a statement against the teacher. When the school had reopened after the school, the children had made New year cards for the teacher Vincent. He in appreciation of the gesture pat the child’s back in encouragement. This gesture has been alleged as abuse.

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