October 15th, 2014
Couple Beaten and Christians Threatened by Extremists
A Christian couple in northeastern India's Bihar state was hospitalized after
being beaten by Hindu extremists who vowed to kill them. The extremists
stormed the home of Shri Lal Khatiyan and his wife, Asha Devi, and attacked
Shri, accusing him of paganism. When Asha intervened, she was also
severely beaten. Later that day, about 100 Hindu extremists armed with clubs
took up positions around the village and threatened to kill any Christian trying
to file a police complaint. Recently in India, extremists have moved on from
simply beating pastors to inflicting mortal wounds.
Source: Release International
Photo: This pastor was injured in an attack by Hindu extremists in India. He
suffered multiple stab wounds when radicals attacked him and his family.
Pray for Quick Recovery
Pray for Shri Lal Khatiyan and his wife, Asha Devi, to recover quickly from their extensive wounds. While the Hindu
extremists tried to discourage believers from seeking justice or meeting together as a Christian community, pray that the
believers in this village will not be dismayed or discouraged. Pray that all Indian Christians will experience courage. Ask
that even those who face potential harm at the hands of their persecutors would call on God and that they will continue to
share the Gospel message with boldness of spirit.
Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
VOM is providing medical treatment for Christians injured in attacks and