Pastor and Christians beaten by mob in West Bengal, India

  March 10, 2015

  Murshidabad, West Bengal

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On March 10, 2015 at Rayapara, Dankuni, Hooghly, a pastor and 4 other Christians were attacked and beaten by a mob. The incident occurred when the Pastor while conducting prayer along with his mother in law and four other women were attacked by Hindutva fundamentalists in the village. The prayer was organized in one of the Christian family’s house who attended the Agape In Action Church for prayer between 6 to 7 pm . A mob of about 200 people came and took the pastor along with other Christians to a nearby temple and forced them to perform Hindu rituals. When they refused to comply with their demands, they starting beating them. The ladies were beaten up by the ladies of the community who had also gathered.No report has been filed till press time.

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