On 24 June in Bhilai, Durg, suspected Hindu extremists demolished an independent church of a Pastor Rakesh (name changed).
According to local sources, the thatched building of the church was completely destroyed.
Some villagers claimed that the building was destroyed by a cyclone. The area Christians, however, maintained that it was the hands of the extremists as only the church was damaged in the area by the so called ‘cyclone’.
Moreover, the local Hindu extremists have threatened to harm the Pastor if he continues to conduct a worship meeting in the area several times in the past.