Suspected Maoist Rebels Kill Indian Pastor

NEW DELHI, INDIA (Worthy News)– A 35-year-old church pastor was murdered in India’s southeastern Andhra Pradesh state by suspected Maoist rebels who slit his throat, police and Indian rights activists confirmed Thursday, April 12.

The Catholic-Christian Secular Forum (CSF), an Indian non-governmental group, said S Dumbu, also known locally as Bingo, was killed last week April 3 in Jerrela village after masked men knocked at the door of his home.

“They told him that Maoists were waiting for him to discuss an issue. A hesitant Dumbu left with the masked men, while [his wife] Janaki stayed back home,” CSF cited a report as saying.

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