Church leader punched repeatedly on the face and threatened with death for conducting a house church

  June 19, 2016

  Erode, Tamil Nadu

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

Church leaders conducted a prayer at the home of a Christian at Village Karpurakaad located 6 km from Satyamangalam. They had been conducting prayers in this house for the last 7 years. But that particular day, after conducting prayers from 4 PM to 5 PM, when they were leaving the home at around 5:30 PM, they were stopped by 9 persons belonging to a radical religious outfit.

The leader of the fanatic outfit punched the Church leader on his face repeatedly and hurt him badly. All the Christians were verbally abused by them. The troublemakers threatened to kill the Christian workers if they visited the area again.The police have registered an FIR against the nine persons and are trying to apprehend all of the absconders.

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