Pastor and his wife brutally beaten in UP

On January 25 in Gyanpur, Bhadohi, a mob beat up Ps. Jomon Scaria and his wife Jaya at his house. They kicked his wife on the stomach. Tensions had prevailed in the area for the past three days, and the Pastor had called off the Sunday worship service after taking advice from the local police. In spite of taking precautions, the mob came to the Pastor's house and brutally beat him and his wife.

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Source of information Civil society reports Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Private Residence perpetrator Religion Unknown
perpetrator Organizational Was cross FIR filed 0
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Date of incident: January 25, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • Name of the victim : Jomon Scaria, Jaya
    Name of Perpetrator Unknown
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Sant Ravidas Nagar (Gyanpur)
    Party In Power / Incidents SP - Samajwadi Party
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