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Christian leader in Nepal brutally killed by Hindu man comment (0)

November 28, 2013

NEPAL — In a remote corner of Nepal, a church elder was summoned three times after midnight to pray for the head of a devout Hindu family. Each time, the wife and mother of Kumar Sardar summoned church elder Debalal Sardar (no relation) to their village home in southeastern Nepal on Oct. 20. 

The elder for the Gospel for Asia-supported Believers Church in Balarda village, Saptari District, went to Kumar Sardar’s home to pray over the pain he said he was suffering at 1 a.m., 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. After the third time the 36-year-old church elder went to pray for Kumar Sardar, he never returned home.

As Debalal Sardar was praying for the Hindu, Kumar Sardar struck the Christian leader from behind with an iron rod. After beating him with the rod, he used a long, inwardly curved knife to cut his throat, ears, face, chest, arms, legs and back, church leaders said.

They found the Christian’s body at Kumar Sardar’s home at about 5 a.m., said Krishna Shrestha, the pastor of the victim’s church. Police have arrested Kumar Sardar, and the investigation is expected to conclude in November.

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