Church attacked at Kuttamala, Thiruvananthapuram

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Some anti-social elements on Monday attacked the church at Kuttamala following allegations of religion conversion. This comes soon after the attack on a priest from Amboori for the same reason.

Damages were caused to HMS church that comes under CSI church.

The miscreants who broke into the church destroyed furniture, public address system and articles used for prayers.

The culprits are yet to be identified though the police have started the search for them.

Last Thursday Lawrence, an Amboori native and the priest of the same church, was attacked near the church. He was beaten when he was taking back a child to the latter’s home after Christmas Carole. The boy and his family were Hindus but had converted to Christianity. It is reported that the attackers had been irked by the conversion, which provoked them to attack the priest.

In the complaint lodged with Neyyar Dam police, the priest said that during the attack the men abused him in the name of conversion.

He later took medical treatment from Neyyattinkara district hospital.

In connection with the incident, the police filed case against three Kuttamala natives.

The Church believers said that the attack on church was to avenge this police action.