Girl allegedly raped, then murdered for being Christian in Indian state of Chhattisgragh
Family that became Christians 18 years ago was under pressure from local Hindu leaders to give up their faith.
Posted on July 26, 2016,
A 14-year-old girl in central India's Chhattisgarh state was found murdered, which her family and church leaders say were orchestrated by Hindu extremists for them refusing to abandon their Christian faith.Family members found the scantly clad body of the girl in a forest near their Jattarbeda village in Kondagaon district July 22 after she failed to return home from school.The family and church leaders say there is clear indication of rape before murder, a charge that police are yet to confirm.Pastor A. K. Netam, who knows the family told ucanews.com that it was "a revenge attack for her not abandoning her faith." The family of the girl became Christians 18 years ago but was under pressure from local Hindu leaders to give up their faith, he said.Netam said Hindu villagers socially boycotted the family "but they did not give in."The girl's father Maner Sori, said he too suspects his daughter was killed for his family's faith.