Christians in a village near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh state of India were viciously attacked by Hindu extremists who have attempted several times to halt their evangelism work in the region.
According to a media report, two Christian men namely Mr. Rana and Mr. Sam were actively working with Mumbai-based Bethel Pentecostal Church in the region. When the Hindu radicals became aware of their activities they resorted to attack them so as to halt their evangelism work.
According to details, the incident took place on November 4 when Mr. Rana and seven other Christian men attended a meeting in the village of Kotla before their planned ministering service later that day. It was at during that meeting where all eight were attacked by Bajrang Dal activists who were informed about their meeting. The report reveals the attackers “even removed their clothes and beat them up mercilessly on their backs and punched their stomachs with their fists. They also used belts to whack them with.”
The attackers later purportedly told the Bilkhiriya police that the eight individuals had planned forced conversions. The police seem inclined towards the radical Hindus and arrested the group. Charges were filed against them later on and a local court rejected bail for them.