Pastor and his wife beaten in Telangana, India

  March 17, 2014

  Rangareddy, Telangana

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault


Rev. B. Rajarathnam and his wife of the Mennonite Brethren Church were attacked by Hindutva radicals in Bahadurupally village, Rangareddy District. During a Hindu festive (Holi) on March 17th, more than 15 assailants stormed into the pastor’s house and started beating him and his wife. During the attack, the pastor’s wife, who is in her 60’s, fell to the ground unconscious after being punched and slapped multiple times. They also demolished a wall of the pastor’s home, causing serious damaged to the house.


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