Young Christian man beaten and accused of outraging religious feelings for sharing the gospel

  May 9, 2016

  Chhattisgarh, Dhamtari

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

A 21 year old young man who was on his way to attend computer class in Kurud, shared the gospel with a fellow student. There were other 2-3 students who overheard him and called some religious fanatics who came and thrashed him badly and brought him to Police station. The family of the boy rushed to the police station. A complaint was filed against him under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code, alleging that he had outraged religious feelings and beliefs of others. No counter complaint was registered against those who had beaten him. The lawyer who was engaged to bail him out, backed out at the last moment in collusion with the trouble makers. In the absence of representation, the youngster was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days. He was eventually released on bail on 24.5.2016.

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