Christian family expelled from village in India
International Christian Concern reports that a Christian family experienced brutal beatings and expulsion from their home for refusing to participate in religious customs and deity worship of Hindu gods.
According to Morning Star News, the village figured out the family converted to Christianity when Devi and Sunil Oraon stepped away from idol worship and customs. Devi faced death threats from Sunil’s parents.
On the 9th of February, after they beat Devi, she and her children were expelled to the woods with no money to procure food. The next day, a police officer came to the village, warning her that if she did not obey the village elders and respect their religious customs, he would file criminal charges against her. Devi told the officer her own family threatened her life, but under no circumstances would she or her family abandon their faith.
The village continues to threaten and attack them, the most recent incident on the 13th of March 2021. Devi’s in-laws and neighbours accused her of stealing grain, resulting in a brutal beating. Her legal case is ongoing.