Church attacked in Kerala on conversion allegation
Thiruvananthapuram: Unidentified people have attacked a church in Kerala following allegations of religion conversion.
The incident occurred on December 18 at HMS church under the Church of South India situated at Kuttamala, some 35 km east of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state capital.
This comes soon after a priest from the same church was attacked at neighboring Amboori for the same reason.
The radicals broke into the church destroyed furniture, public address system and articles used for prayers.
The culprits are yet to be identified though the police have started the search for them.
On December 14, Reverend Lawrence, was attacked near his church at Amboori, 3 km east of Kuttmala.
He was beaten when he was taking back a child to the latter’s home after Christmas Carole. The boy and his family were Hindus but had converted to Christianity. It is reported that the attackers had been irked by the conversion, which provoked them to attack the priest.
In the complaint lodged with Neyyar Dam police, the priest said that during the attack the men abused him in the name of conversion.
He later took medical treatment from Neyyattinkara district hospital.
In connection with the incident, the police filed case against three Kuttamala natives.
The Church believers said that the attack on church was to avenge this police action.