Armed Men Allegedly Attack Bastar Church, Pastor and Wife Thrashed

Armed Men Allegedly Attack Bastar Church, Pastor and Wife Thrashed

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Two unidentified men armed with sharp-edged weapons barged into a church in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district and allegedly set ablaze a Bible and other articles, besides thrashing the pastor and his pregnant wife, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Sunday evening at village Karanji Matagudi Para under Parpa police station limits.

As per the complaint, two men said they were Christians of another sect and expressed their desire to pray in the church.

After entering inside the premises, they launched an attack on the pastor and poured inflammable liquid on the Holy Bible, furniture and other religious material kept inside and set them ablaze.

A case has been registered against the two men.

(With inputs from PTI)

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