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Orissa: catechist attacked by Hindu fundamentalists found dead

ICC Note: This sad update is a call to pray for the family of this man.

by Nirmala Carvalho
12/18/08 Bhubaneshwar, India (AsiaNews) – The catechist who vanished after being attacked by a mob of Hindu fundamentalists last Tuesday has been killed. Yuvraj Digal, 40, from the village of Kanjamedi in Kandhamal district (Orissa), was a well respected catechist and a leader in his local Christian community.

Sources told AsiaNews that his lifeless body was found today and that his death is attributable to the severe beating he received during the attack.

Mr Digal and his 20-year-old son were making their way home on a motorbike from the village of Tikabali, some 50 kilometres away, when they were intercepted around 6.30 pm on Tuesday… [Go To Full Story]