Pastor, pregnant wife and children assaulted. Scriptures burnt.

  April 17, 2016

  Bastar, Chhattisgarh

  Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

Religious fanatics attacked a church and tried to set a pastor and his pregnant wife on fire after thrashing them at remote Tokapal in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region. The pastor and his wife managed to escape after they were beaten up and doused with petrol.

The attackers destroyed the electronic equipment at the church besides thrashing the pastor’s children and setting ablaze scriptures and furniture. The FIR stated the assailants were well-armed and even tried to burn the pastor’s house.

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