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Unidentified Assailants Vandalize Missionary School in West Bengal


Unidentified assailants attacked the Believers Church School in Madhyamgram. The attack against the mission school took place yesterday, 3 June, when a group of unidentified assailants attacked the facility, destroying furnishings and furniture, and pouring disinfectant into the water filtration system.

The vandals also took food supplies and other material stored in the school’s warehouse, throwing them around in various parts of the school. Adding insult to injury, they wrote offensive graffiti on school walls.

This is the second serious attack against Christians in West Bengal. “I express my strongest condemnation,” said Christian activist Sajan K. George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) as he spoke to AsiaNews about the thugs who vandalised the Believers Church School in Madhyamgram, North 24 Parganas District, in north-eastern India.

The attack caused “panic” and “terror” among those present in the school The people in charge of the Christian school filed a formal complaint with police in Madhyamgram.

Investigators have opened a file and are looking for the perpetrators of the attack. However, nothing has come to light about the attackers’ identity so far.