Sunday, January 14, 2007

Young Christian convert in India thrown off train dies

Bansi Lal, just 18, a Hindu who converted to Christianity, was thrown off a train by unknown assailants. He was on his way back from a Pentecostal meeting. Lal had converted to Christianity 2 1/2 years ago. He has been threatened ever since, and his family did not approve.

After 3 days of intense pain, Lal died without being able to give his side of the story. The police are saying it was a simple case of suicide.

Too many factors lead however to believe that his death was but the latest example of religious persecution by Hindu extremists.
Christian leaders in the area are afraid that there would be further violence and retailation against Christians, so they are keeping a low profile and saying nothing about the incident.

Linked at Conservative Cat

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