Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Open Doors: Soldier protecting Christians Killed in Orissa, India (Direct Post)

Soldier Protecting Christians Mutilated, Killed in Orissa, India

A paramilitary soldier assigned to protect Christians from Hindu violence in Orissa was mutilated and killed by a mob on Oct. 13. The body of the soldier was recovered from a nearby forest. According to Compass Direct News, the death marks the first time that central security personnel have been targeted in Orissa of the riots powered by Hindu extremist fervor. The violence stems from a Hindu extremist group that insists on blaming Christians for the Aug. 23 murder of Hindu leader Laxmanananda Saraswati, even though Maoists admitted killing him and four associates.

Read more about this horrific attack and the continual violence in Orissa state.

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