Christians attacked, police fails to arrest attackers in Jharkhand, India

  January 29, 2012

  Jharkhand, West Singhbhum

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

Christians in Chaibasa district of Jharkhand were forced to leave their village after a series of attacks against them by local villagers.

In the latest attack on Jan 29, Sunday, a mob of local villagers, closed down all the exit points of the village and attacked the Christians with iron rods, cane, axe, arrow and sharp weapons.

Rev. Rajendra Babu, a local missionary of the Friends Missionary Prayer Band, was attacked with iron rods while he trying to leave the village, breaking the helmet he was wearing. Members of the mob also beat up three other Christians identified only as Madan Muduiya, Sunil and Vinod.

The mob continued on their rampage, breaking doors, windows and destroying the furniture and crockery in the house of a Christian . The mob also dragged some the Christians including children inside the room and locked it from outside and attempted to set the room ablaze.

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