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ICC Note:

Since the Hindu nationalist party called BJP took power over the Indian government in May, it is estimated that there have been over 600 attacks on non-Hindu. Among these attack, three suspects, likely connected to a radical Hindu group, have been arrested for an assault on a Catholic priest in Changanacherry. As religiously motivated violence continues to spread and escalate in India, the government has done little and said little in response. Please pray against this new wave of persecution in India.  

9/17/2014 India (UCAN) – Three people have been taken into custody in connection with the attack on a Catholic priest in Changanacherry late last night.

Fr. Tom Kottathil, 35, a parish priest of Changanacherry diocese was attacked on the night of Sept. 15 by a gang when the priest was returning to the church after dropping a friend.

Reports say the gang followed the priest on a bike and beat him up.

The priest has been admitted to a hospital.

Police have taken into custody three people in connection with the incident.

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