Church Attacked and Vandalized in Bihar, India

  January 11, 2015

  Bihar, Jehanabad

  Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

A Church was attacked by a mob of over 60 people during the Worship Service on Sunday, January 11, 2015 in Madhav Nagar, Jahanabad, Bihar. Pastor Kaushal* (36) was organizing the Sunday Service at the Prarthna Center where about 150 Christians had gathered. During the service, the mob entered the Church shouting slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’. They started beating the Pastor along with elder of the Church Mr. Jai* (55). The other Christians were chased away while 3 persons got injured including Ps. Mohan*. They tore bibles, broke the chairs, fans and PA system installed in the Church. They then forcefully took Pastor Kaushal ‘s mobile, keys and Rs.7000 in cash. An FIR was lodged against the attackers after the SP’s request since the local Police were not willing to file a complaint intially.

*names changed

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