India: Thousands of Christians Protest Torture, Hanging of Pastor Ruled a ‘Suicide’

The Catholic news outlet UCA News estimates that 2,000 Christians organized to protest the treatment of Periyaswamy’s death on Monday, blocking a major local road and “demanding the arrest of four people they suspect were behind the death of a Christian pastor who was found hanging inside his home.” The suspects, the report claims, are “high-caste Hindus.”

The protesters are also reportedly seeking for the government to place a private, independent doctor on their autopsy team to determine the cause of death, arguing that government officials have a stake in the death being ruled a suicide.

Source: India: Thousands of Christians Protest Torture, Hanging of Pastor Ruled a ‘Suicide’

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