Two Deaths reported from Orissa, India

General November 27, 2008


Evangelical Fellowship of India expresses profound grief and sympathy for the lost of life of two Christians in Orissa state’s Kandhamal district.

A Christian woman murdered

A Christian woman identified as Lalita Digal (45) was murdered on November 25 in Dobali village, Kandhamal district.

Lalita Digal (45) who was staying in the relief camp went to the village to harvest the paddy on November 21.She was staying at her friend's place.

On November 25, she was allegedly dragged out from the house and murdered.

Her body has not been recovered at press time.


Death in a relief camp

Leunsio Digal died due to lack of proper medication in the Daringbadi camp on November 24. He had an unattended fever for a week.

Digal was a catechist for 25 years under Simonbadi parish, Archdiocese of Cuttack- Bhubaneswar

Uphold the suffering Christians in your prayers and for a peaceful Christmas in Orissa.

Rev. Dr. Richard Howell
General Secretary
Evangelical Fellowship of India
New Delhi, India

Evangelical Fellowship of India (established 1951) is a charter member of World Evangelical Alliance, an accredited NGO with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations