Churchgoers in Tamil Nadu, India, are protesting local officials after police ruled the death of Pastor Gideon Periyaswamy – found hanging in the church with visible signs of beatings – a “suicide.”
Periyaswamy had faced repeated death threats from Hindu nationalists who objected to his effectiveness in converting locals to ChristianityReports have identified Periyaswamy as both an “independent” and “Pentecostal” Christian.
Kanyakumari-, Tamilnadu, India
Tamilnadu News Paper report-location where dead body was found and victims picture.
Name: Veera Lexmi, Thovalai (Anju Kiramam), Kanyakumari Dist, she has vanished around 10days. It came to know that she has been raped n murdered. Someone called her while she was coming back from prayer meeting, to come and pray at their home. Then they took her to a deserted place, raped and murdered by smashing her a boulder.
Pastor John Muller ( Daivasabha) from Attipatu village, Chidambaram, Cuddalore district of TamilNadu is ministering for the past 4 years and on 3/5/17 he went to get some pamphlets printed for the upcoming VBS and his wife also went out along with the Pastor, when they came back they found their house church has been burned by fanatics, the incident happened on 3/5/17 , Pray for the family his wife is pregnant after 5 years of marriage