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Monday, August 2, 2010

Worshippers at Malad church attacked (India)

Worshippers at Malad church attacked, 2 detained
TNN, Aug 2, 2010, 01.44am IST

MUMBAI: Eight persons allegedly ransacked St Emmanuel in Orlem, Malad (W) on Sunday evening. Joseph Dias, secretary, Catholic Secular Forum, said that the men, who were drunk, barged into the church when a prayer meeting was on.

The accused allegedly started molesting the women in the congregation. When the women objected, the accused beat up the worshippers.

Ponkumar Nadar, who sustained serious injuries, was taken to Bhagwati Hospital. The others were undergoing treatment at a private hospital.

The Malwani police has detained two persons. Abraham Mathai, vice-chairman, state minorities commission, said the police should carry out an impartial probe.

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