Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Seven-Year-Old Boy in India Tortured, Murdered for his Christian Faith
Intensity of Brutality against Child Unprecedented as Persecution Increases by 400 Percent
Gospel for Asia
For Immediate Release
For More Information Contact:
Taun Cortado @ 972-300-3120
CARROLLTON, TX (ANS) -- The body of a seven-year-old boy in India retrieved from a pond last week revealed horrific details of torture before he was brutally murdered because of his Christian beliefs.
“The unprecedented torture and death of this innocent child sadden our hearts incredibly,” said Dr. K. P. Yohannan, Gospel for Asia founder and international director. “Persecution of Christians is a weekly occurrence, but this intensity of brutality against a child is unthinkable. In this horrible tragedy, we find strength and hope in Jesus.”
According to Yohannan, persecution of Christians has increased by over 400 percent in the past few years.
Anmol’s face was burned, his hands were slashed and destroyed by fire, and his mouth was tied shut. Hot fragments of coal or firewood had been placed on his stomach, burning his abdomen, and his toes were broken.
Autopsy reports came back indicating Anmol’s final cause of death was drowning.
At least 200 people attended the final viewing and funeral. “The wail of the people and the parents was heartbreaking,” said one official. “It was truly a painful and intolerable incident. The kidnapers had tortured the child in such an inhuman way. It was very clear that he was brutally killed.”
Gospel for Asia is calling for prayer for the consolation of Anmol’s parents, brother and sister, grieving extended family members, that the persecutors would come to know the love of Christ, and the protection of all believers.
More information and ways to pray are available at www.gfa.org/info/child-murdered/.
To schedule an interview with a Gospel for Asia official, please contact Taun Cortado at 972-300-3120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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