CHRISTIAN FAMILY IN INDIA ATTACKED DURING PRAYER TIME
Source: Assist News Service
A Christian family was attacked by Hindu radicals during itsdevotional time in east-central India's Chhattisgarh state theevening of Saturday, Nov. 10. According to a report onwww.persecution.in, the victims were Pritam Arse, 53, his wife,Priyadarshini, 45, sons Ravi, 24, and Prakash, 22, who is blind, and a daughter, Mamta, 18. The report said that while the family was praying, they heard the sound of loud firecrackers in their yard. When they went to investigate, they were confronted by more than 20 young men, some of whom were drunk. The young men cursed the family for praying instead of celebrating a Hindu festival. Then the young men reportedly slapped Ravi on his face and pushed him onto the ground outside the house. They also threatened to murder the family and kidnap Mamta. The next morning, one of the family's neighbors who was also one of the attackers, said the group had been instructed by a radical Hindu group to attack the family.