Students of Theology held captive in Jharkhand, India

  September 13, 2014

  Jharkhand, Ranchi

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On 13th of September, 2014, five students of theology were held captive by villagers at Bindhani Village, Itki, Ranchi. They were caught with Christian literature and New Testament Bibles by villagers who had also gathered from the neighbouring villages. Some of the villagers kicked and punched them and also brutally attacked them with cricket stumps and bats. They threatened them to stop preaching Christianity and asked them to never come back to the village. When the Police was informed about the same, they rescued the students and sent them safely back to the seminary. No report was filed till press time.

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