Police Officers Disrupt Indian House Church Service, Attack and Injure Worshipers

Police officers in India’s Tamil Nadu state reportedly attacked and injured worshipers during a house church service earlier this month as hostility against Christianity in India continues.

Five police officers and a female police inspector named Jeyalakshmi interrupted a praise and worship service happening in an underground house church on the night of Oct. 6 in the Kanyakumari District town of Aralvaimozhi, Morning Star News reports.

Pastor Yesudas told the persecution news website that the police officers disrupted the service and abused him with “filthy language.” When the congregants asked what they did wrong, Yesudas explained that the police officers started physically attacking the worshippers.

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Yesudas claims that the police inspector held him by the neck and beat him in the stomach and back.

“My wife and the believers tried to protect me, but they were also injured,” Yesudas explained. “We did not know what to do and tried to phone call pastors from neighboring areas.”

Pastor Yesudas called on his friend Pastor Satyaseelan to come to the church and help after the attack.

“Pastor and his wife were injured and howling in pain,” Satyaseelan was quoted as saying. “Chairs and Bibles could be seen thrown aside. read more