On 14th June, Pastor Tomy Joseph and his wife Veena were visiting a Christian family in Pinjore, Haryana when a mob of over 50 people gathered at the house. They questioned the purpose of their visit and according to Pastor Tomy abused and threatened the couple to leave. The Pastor alleges that the mob was threatening them to apologise to villagers. A village head-man and local Municipal Corporation leader reached the scene and asked the Pastor and his wife to leave.
Just as the two were leaving, they were attacked by the mob. A local woman hid the Pastor's wife and the Christian family they were visiting rescued the Pastor. Pastor Tomy said that as the family tried to calm down the mob, they too were attacked with "sticks and swords."
The Municipal leader managed to help the Pastor and his wife leave but asked for them to never come back. As they were leaving on a bike, the mob managed to nab Veena's stole. Pastor Tomy states that they were chased by the armed mob on bikes until they were saved and hidden by two fellow Pastors.
The two Pastors - Binoy and Rajeev, confirmed that the mob was "shouting religious slogans, wore similar clothes and tilaks on their forehead with swords and sticks."
The Christian family in Pinjore claim that they continue to be harassed by locals.