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Four hurt as mob disrupts baptism

ICC Note: Though the attackers remain unidentified, it seems clear that the intent was to disrupt a baptism ceremony and thus target Christians.

01/28/09 MUMBAI, India (The Times of India) – At least four persons were injured in an attack on the Christian community at Gangapur dam near Nashik on Monday.

The incident occurred when members of Navjivan Fellowship Church were conducting a baptism ceremony at the dam. A group of 10 to 12 unidentified men, armed with sticks and cricket stumps, disrupted the ceremony and roughed up those present at the event. “They did not even spare women and children as the rampage continued for over one hour. The attack was so meticulously planned that the group did not leave behind a single clue, which could help ascertain their identity,” said Winston Daniel, who was injured in the head during the assault… [Go To Full Story]