Madhya Pradesh : Evangelist murdered ,sacrificed to Hindu goddess
- INDIA EVANGELIST MURDERED, SACRIFICED TO HINDU `GODDESS'
The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) reported that 27-year-old evangelist Vipin Mandloi was shot dead near Aamkut, a village in central India's Madhya Pradesh state, by Hindu priests who were seeking human sacrifices for a "goddess."
Mandloi, who also worked as a shepherd, had reportedly been missing since Sunday, Oct. 14, when he left his house to graze his goats and sheep near a new Hindu temple. Three Hindu priests then emerged from the temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali, and shot him with a pistol. GCIC President Sajan George said he believed it was "his decision of accepting Christ" that prompted priests to "give him as a sacrifice to this goddess."
Although investigations revealed his body was dumped in a lake, there was "blood all over the temple," George said. "It is presumed that the blood would have been smeared from the gunshot wound before dumping him in the water." It was not clear if there was also blood of other missing persons in the temple, but police investigations continue. The priests reportedly admitted their involvement in the murder, saying the evangelist had been "stealing coconuts and money that was offered at the temple of Kali."