On July 6 in Ramagundahally, Channagiri, Davangere, alleged Hindu extremists forcefully entered into a house church, accused the Christians of forceful conversion and beat them up until four believers fell unconscious.
It was reported that the extremists barged into a prayer meeting, verbally abused the Christians and beat them up claiming that ‘the church was involved in fraudulent and forceful conversion.’
They also tore up all the Bibles and other Christian tracts lying in the church and then phoned the Basappakatte police station. The police immediately came to the spot and took Pastor Mounesh to the police station for further inquiry.
After area Christian leaders intervention, the pastor was released at about 12:30 a.m. However, the release of Pastor Mounesh infuriated the extremists and at about 2:30 p.m. the next day, dozen extremists forcefully entered into the prayer service and beat up Pastor Monesh and the church members.
Believers identified only as Hosuramma, Bhagyamma, Gurumoorthy, Ranganatha have become unconscious from the beating and they received treatment in the district Govt’ hospital.