Converted christian found murdered in Odisha

A christian convert was beheaded by hindu locals who were threatening him to re-embrace hinduism. The family embraced christianity a year ago and was constantly threatened and beaten by hindu locals, they shifted out of the village. Anant, father of 5, was found beheaded a day after hindu locals threatened them to re-embrace hinduism or die.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 7 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :Police filed the case of murder committed by the maoists and not the hindu villagers. Current status
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Date of incident: February 11, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Forced conversion
  • Harassment
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Number of people Killed 1
    Name of the victim : Anant Ram Gand
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Odhisa
    District/City Nabarangpur
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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