Christians beaten up and forcefully taken to the temple in Telangana, India

  August 16, 2014

  Mahabubnagar, Telangana

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

Christians were beaten up by Hindutva radicals in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana state on 16th August 2014, accusing Christians of involving in forcible conversions. Mr. Ashok Kumar and his friend from Church of Christ, went to Peddamandadi village to conduct prayers from a nearby town called Wanaparthi which 10 kms away from Peddamandadi. The Hindutva radicals went into the house, beat up the two visiting Christians, dragged them out of the house and started stamping them with foot to cause injury. The attackers further put a thilak on a fore head and took them to the temple in the village by force. They were tortured for over 5 hours and Police did not take any action. The police then took the Christians and detained them in the Police Station till the next day. No Report has been filed till press time.

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