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A mob has attacked three Christians in India over suspicions that the latter were trying to convert Hindus, according to local reports.

Pastor Prashant Bhatnagar, 45, was distributing Christian literature together with two of his church friends in Kharghar and Taloja in the city of Navi, Mumbai, when a mob began attacking them verbally and physically. One of the victims was brought to a hospital, The Times of India details.

The pastor, on the other hand, was taken to a prison site where the assailants threatened him with a revolver. The group also told him to stop distributing Christian pamphlets or else they would set him on fire.

Based on his complaint submitted to police, Pastor Bhatnagar was also beaten badly by the group, and one young man even urinated on him. The mob later left the unconscious pastor in Taloja, where passers-by saw him and took him to a hospital, Two Circles reports.

In response to the recent mob attack, former Maharashtra Minorities Commission vice-chairman Abraham Mathai called on the authorities to arrest the perpetrators of the incident.

Source: Christian Daily

Prayer Points

  • Pray that those who received the literature will take its message to heart and come into a relationship with the living God.
  • Pray for recovery for those who were beaten and courage to continue witnessing to the lost.
  • Pray that this incident will actually inspire more local Christians to go and make disciples.