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Monday, July 17, 2017
Christian Pastor Shot Dead Outside Church in India
In the latest instance of lethal violence against Christians in India, two masked gunmen on motorcycles shot a Christian pastor to death on Saturday night as he was standing outside the Temple of God church in Punjab state.
The 50-year-old Rev. Sultan Masih was standing outside the church talking on his mobile phone around 8:45 on Saturday evening when two armedyouthswith their faces covered drove by on a motorcycle and fired multiple shots at the pastor from a close range, according to police.
Two youths who were playing near the church witnessed the crime, and one said they had seen two men arrive on a motorbike and shoot the pastor. “We raised the alarm and informed his family. He was taken to the DMC Hospital in a car,” he said.
The pastor sustained a bullet wound to the head and two more to the chest and was rushed to a nearbyhospitalwhere doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. CCTV cameras installed at the church captured images of the attackers, but they could not be identified because it was dark. READ MORE