Please read Police in India Rebuke, Threaten Pastor for Reporting Vicious Beating, by Morning Star News, at Religion Today
"Police in Chhattisgarh state last week chastised and threatened a pastor when he reported that Hindu extremists beat a Bible student unconscious, area Christians said.
"After drunken Hindu extremists beat 23-year-old Shyam Sunder unconscious with a plow head three times – twice reviving him with water and continuing the beating – on Wednesday (Oct. 9) in Milan Patra, Koriya District, Christian leaders called the town inspector. The police officer who reached the spot asked Pastor Arun Toppo why they had alerted police when nobody had been murdered or killed, Christian leaders said.
"Pastor Toppo then went to Manandra Garh police station seeking help, but there Town Inspector M.S. Khan and other police verbally abused him, threatened to register a case against him and ordered him to stop leading worship if Hindu villagers did not like it, the pastor’s attorney said.
" “The police on duty made Toppo sign a paper that he will not file a police complaint against the attackers,” attorney Sunjeevan Lal told Morning Star News.
"Pastor Toppo, however, said he sought further help.
“When I reached home and found Sunder in a crucial condition, I knew that I had to approach higher officials for protection,” he said. “The wound on his lower back is the most severe, and for that reason he could not walk. We took him to the area government hospital, but the hospital authority refused to admit him unless they get permission from the area police. We are treating him with some home remedies available to us.” "