India: Chief Surgeon of Mission Hospital attacked by RSS in UP

General August 17, 2007

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Dr Raju Abraham, Chief surgeon of Kachhwa mission hospital and Pastor Joy were brutally beaten up by the R.S.S (Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh) and the Bajrang Dal activists. The incident took place on the 17th August during a programme organized for Dalit children along with their parents. There was a gathering of around 400 people when the incident took place.

The programme was going on since 15th August 2007, and RSS had already threatened of dire consequences if the programme was not halted. RSS had even filed a police complaint in the local police station. Enquiry by the police had given a clean chit to the organizers.

The attackers damaged property and equipments and assaulted several people.

When EFI news correspondent contacted the mission hospital, the police officials and magistrate were present on the spot to take necessary action. An FIR has been filed against the attackers for assault and disturbing peace along with other charges.

Rev. Ricard Howell
General Secretary
Evangelical Fellowship of India