Christians beaten in Chhattisgarh, India

  February 1, 2012

  Chhattisgarh, Raipur

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

A group of Hindu fundamentalists filed a false complaint against Pastor Harish Sahu and Mahendra Baghel, who are Christians from the New Life Fellowship church in Jorapara, Raipur, Chhattisgarh on 1st February, 2012.

The incident took place at about 1 pm (in the afternoon) when relatives of Mr. Baghel, named Purnima and Upendra Pande came to visit him. The car of the visitors was standing outside bearing a sign of the cross.

Seeing the sign, on their car, the radicals thought that pastor Sahu is in the house and is conducting a worship service. The miscreants entered the house of Mr. Baghel, verbally abused and beat the Christians accusing them of false conversions.

Later, the Christians went to the Modhapara, Raipur Police Station and reported about the incident. Meanwhile, mob led by Hindu fundamentalists also reached the police station and lodged complaint against Mahendra Baghel and Ps Harish Sahu, accusing them of converting people by force and allurement.

Pastor Harish Sahu was called to the police station. The police registered a case against the believers under section 151 of the Indian Penal Code and were sent to the central jail, Raipur. They were released on bail at press time.

Source: EFI News

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