Two Families Persecuted for accepting Jesus in Orissa

Mohan Soren of Dengabahali village, PO. Birosalo, Police station Kongkodahado, Dist – Dhenkanal, Odisha and Rabi Narayan Marandi, Bhalu Tanggaro village, PO Birosalo, Police station Kongkodahado, Dist – Dhenkanal, Odisha, along with their families came to faith in Jesus Christ in February 2013. Both the families felt that they need not participate in their village puja ceremonies and stopped giving their contribution to the temple. Aggrieved by this the villagers planned a strategy to attack the families. One day the angry mob entered Monah Soren house, forcefully took his belongings, costly vessels, rice etc. Later they beat Rabi Narayan Marandi badly and ordered both the families to leave the village immediately. So, with much fear of the mob they fled from their village. Now they are staying in a nearby village.


Christian villagers beaten in Orissa

Christian villagers in Orissa state, India, were abused and tortured by police, who barged into their homes in the middle of the night.
The incident in Phatachanchara village in Ganjam district happened on 15 February. Around 60 police officers surrounded the village at 2.30am and then forced entry to the Christians’ homes. One of them stepped on the hand of a four-year-old boy, causing a fracture.


Another attempted abduction and rape case of Christian girl in Pakisthan

Pattoki:While the rape case of Christian girl Fouzia BiBi is still under investigation .Further violence and pressure on the victim family and also on LEAD to avoid proceedings in this case and both are facing some problems including financial crisis.
One an other attempted rape and abduction case comes on surface of Christian girl Saba Bibi at Village Baghiana Kilan at police Station Phool Nagar,District Kasur.


Police Atrocity on Tribals - Three including a child admitted in a Medical College in Orissa

Badagad, Orissa
15th February 2013
As per reports, On 15th Feb 2013, night Police from P S Badagad (Dt Ganjam), came to village Thatanchara and forced open into houses of 3 tribal and 2 non-tribal poor families. They picked up Jatho Mandal, Junas mandal, Daud Gomango,
Simanto dalabehera, and Kornail Raita.
After torture and questioning Jatho Mandal, Junas Mandal and Daud Gomango were released early in the morning of 16th Feb. They returned to their village and informed others of the incident and that two other persons are still being tortured. Information of atrocities of police spread through the villages soon a large number of people - about 400 gathered on road at village sarangipalli and engaged in 'rasta roko" . By afternoon, police initiated a "peace committee meeting". after the meeting police released the remaining two persons too from their custody.