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Five GFA Bible College Students Beaten, Two in Critical Condition

Gospel for Asia

2/19/07 India (ANS) – A mob of anti-Christian religious fanatics severely beat five young men from a Gospel for Asia Bible college in Maharashtra , India , on Sunday night (February 19) while they shared their faith on the streets of a local village. The beatings left two of the students in critical condition.

The men departed from the Bible college campus about 5 p.m. for their usual evening outreach. They walked about three miles to a nearby village to give out Gospel tracts entitled “How to Know God” and witness to the people.

Suddenly, the young men saw five angry militants running toward them.

“We’re going to kill you!” they shouted at the students. As the extremists began beating the Christians, others joined until 40 anti-Christians were participating in the attack. The beatings continued until all five students were severely injured.

Once the mob dispersed, one of the students managed to make it back to the Bible college and inform the leaders. The leaders hurried to the scene and found the four other students with serious wounds.

The students were rushed to the hospital for care. However, when they arrived, the doctors refused to treat them until the police filed a report. Finally, after the report was written, the hospital admitted all five of the young men. Two of the men are in critical condition with serious head injuries and bleeding.

Commenting on this recent attack, GFA President K.P. Yohannan said, “Unfortunately, attacks like these are becoming an almost daily occurrence.

“Please pray that these young Bible college students will heal quickly, and that they will be encouraged. Also, pray that the anti-Christians who beat the students will be saved.”