Thursday, September 11, 2008
CNI Church Attacked in Barakuma, Khandamal Dist, Orissa during Christmas 2007
In a village called Barakuma, the CNI Church was attacked and was put on fire during Christmas 2007. Nearly 400 houses of Dalit Christians were burnt to ashes along with some other Dalit Hindu families. Their certificates, vehicles, food grains, shops were all put to fire. It was said that nearly 4000 to 5000 people attacked them on the Christmas day with weapons and the Christians had to flee into the jungles to save their lives. They had to live in Jungles for four to five days and had to starve there without food. Several people are still missing and it is so pathetic to find that many do not know what has happened to their dear ones.