Evangelical pastor murdered, doubts shroud attribution to Maoists


The brutal killing of an evangelical pastor last week in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh raises serious doubts about his real motive. On the night of March 17 in the village of Angampalli, Yalam Sankar, 50 years old, former head of the local council, a figure known for his stance against Hindu nationalists, was attacked in his home by five strangers who dragged him into the street and beat him to death. Local Christians report that Sankar had been threatened by Hindutva groups, who told him to stop preaching his religion.

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