After the village Panchayat objected to the construction of the prayer hall for Christians, a makeshift church was in Gopanpally village of Nizamabad in Telangana was burnt down by unknown people on Saturday night.
Quoting the Nizamabad Superintendent of Police, news agency ANI reported that the police was yet to make an arrest but a case had been registered.
The attack, which occurred during a prayer gathering, resulted in the hospitalisation of six persons, including a four-year-old girl whose leg was broken, according to locals.
“It was a very scary scene. They tore my cassock and I received blows, punches, kicks from all directions as I was their prime target. Bibles were snatched from us and were tore and trampled. Believers ran to all directions as they were chased by the mob,” Pastor Nitin Kumar said.
Last Sunday a Pentecostal church in the Chhattisgarh state was also attacked during prayer services by a mob, believed to have been a part of the Bajrang Dal organisation.