Police protecting extremists who attacked church comment (0)
January 3, 2013
BOOTHPADA, India — Refusing to register a complaint against Hindu extremists who stoned and beat a pastor until he was unconscious, police in Madhya Pradesh state also struck a Christian who tried to report the attack, area church leaders said.
Four police officers on Nov. 30 broke into the worship service of the Gospel Church in Boothpada village, Ratlam District and ordered the Christians to leave, said church pastor Govind Meida. A mob of Hindu extremists followed, shouting anti-Christian chants.
Police have not registered a case against the extremists, and area Christians said a police officer also slapped a church member when he went to the district police station to file a complaint.