Christian Pastor Brutally Attacked In Uttar Pradesh, Admitted In ICU
A brutal attack by unidentified religious fanatics on May 27, in Mau district in the state of Uttar Pradesh in the Madhuban police station area has confined Pastor Dinesh to the ICU with severe injuries, including 16 stitches on his head and 7 stitches on his arm.
After praying at a church member’s home, it had only been a few minutes of riding away before he stopped by the wayside to relieve himself. Hearing some noise behind him, he glanced behind only to be hit by a wooden rod on his head. Falling to the road in pain, he saw 4 raging men wielding wooden rods and knives.
Before he could comprehend the situation, the fanatics began to mercilessly thrash him. His fight to fend for himself weakened when one of the fanatics swung a wooden rod with great strength against the back of his head. The Pastor found himself in a daze as he watched his assailants flee from the scene.… From January 2016 to March 2020, Persecution Relief has recorded 1961 cases of Hate crimes against Christians in India. In the 1st Quarter of 2020, we recorded 187 cases.