ICC note: A Christian man is attacked again and his wife and child have been forced into hiding.
6/21/07 India (VOMC)–Pastor Hosula Raj, who was assaulted by militants on May 13 (click here for more details), was attacked again in the village of Pandavapura , Karnataka on June 16. At approximately 10:00 a.m., Hindu militants forcibly entered Pastor Raj’s home, accused him of forcible conversion and beat him when he refused to tell them the whereabouts of his wife, Geeta. Following her husband’s May 13 beating, Geeta and their infant son went into hiding when she and Raj were falsely charged with forcibly converting Hindus. Pastor Raj sustained injuries to his face, hands and legs in this latest attack.