Another pastor threatened in Jaipur


Jaipur : Days after the attack on a priest at his home in Sodala area here, another pastor was threatened by unidentified people and asked to leave his house.

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A resident of Dholpur in Rajasthan, pastor Than Singh was living in a rented house in the Paldi Meena slum in Jaipur with his wife and children.

According to Singh, two unidentified people wearing masks forcefully entered his house and ordered him to leave the place immediately.

The priest has presently taken asylum with a social organisation in Gandhi Nagar area in the city.

"I was preparing for the morning prayers on Sunday when two people with masks came to my house on a motorcycle. The youth said they were residents of Ramganj area and asked me to leave the house immediately otherwise my life would be in danger," the pastor told IANS here Tuesday.

Than Singh was so terrified that he left his home and didn't even lodge a complaint with the local Paldi Meena police station.

"We did not receive any complaints. We came to know about the incident when Than Singh spoke to us in the evening," said Gokul Singh in-charge of Kanota police station. "We have started investigations," added Singh.

On April 29, pastor Walter Masih's was beaten up brutally at his residence in Sodala police station area just a kilometre from chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's official residence.

"Initially, two boys came and asked Masih to tell them more about Jesus," said an eyewitness. As he started talking, suddenly about 15-20 masked youngsters joined them and attacked him with wooden sticks."

Masih was admitted to hospital with internal injuries.