The body of a seven-year-old boy in India revealed signs of horrific torture before he was brutally murdered because of his Christian beliefs. The son of a believer, Anmol went missing after attending Sunday School at a Believers Church on 17 November in northern India. His body was found the following day. Previous threats and persecution of his family indicate he was targeted because of his family’s faith.
Anmol’s parents last saw him when he left their home for Sunday School. When he did not return, they filed a missing persons report with local authorities. On Monday evening his body was found and identified by his parents at the hospital. At least 200 people later attended the funeral.
Anmol’s family had been the target of persecution since 2003 when his father, Harish, became a Christian. At least 45 people began following Jesus at the same time, resulting in ongoing persecution in the community.
Source: Assist News Service
- Pray for Anmol’s parents as they grieve the loss of their son and the horror of what he suffered.
- Pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort the family’s hearts and fill them with his perfect peace.
- Pray that Indian Christians will not become fearful but will be bold in their stand for Christ through their hope of salvation and the resurrection.