Pastor, Believer beaten up in Chhattisgarh, India

  September 18, 2011

  Chhattisgarh, Surguja

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On Sept. 18 in Khandari Kona, Shankargarh, Surguja, alleged Hindu extremists led by Ambuj Yadav attacked Pastor Vishwanath Tirkey and another church member as they were returning home from a prayer meeting.

At about 6 p.m. the Hindu extremists stopped and suddenly attacked the two Christians, asking them why they dared come back after the extremists had beaten them and ordered them not to visit the area again.

The extremists called police, but the police released the Christians without charges after questioning.

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