Christians Attacked, Burial Denied in Chhattisgarh, India

  May 13, 2012

  Chhattisgarh, Dhamtari

  Intimidation and Threats, Physical assault


In Kurud, Dhamtri, Chhattisgarh, Police registered a case against a Christian after about 50 Hindu extremists led by Samaruram Sinha attacked the Christians and disrupted a worship meeting on May 13.

It was reported tat the extremists barged into the Sunday worship meeting conducted by Pastor Varghese Chako in the house of the a local Christian Edwin Paul, verbally abused the Christians and beat them up.

The extremists also completely damaged the Tata Indigo car of Edwin Paul. Area Christian leaders submitted a complaint to Superintendent Police of Dhamtari on May 14.

However an FIR was registered against Edwin Paul and his son Rakesh Paul and against the assailant Somaruram Sinha and few others, under IPC Sections 107) for “Abetment of a thing” and Section 116. Abetment of offence punishable with imprisonment-if offence be not committed.

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