Delhi: Christian Pastor Assaulted, Forced to Chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’; Police Lodge FIR


New Delhi: The Delhi Police registered a first information report (FIR) on March 3, Thursday, days after a pastor alleged that he was thrashed, humiliated and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ by a group of unknown persons, who accused him of carrying out religious conversions “forcibly”, officials said.

The incident took place on February 25 at South Delhi’s Fatehpuri Berri area but the pastor, Kelom Tet, filed the complaint two days later at the Maidan Garhi police station, they said.

The Delhi Police confirmed to Scroll.in that they had received the complaint on February 27 evening, but no FIR had been registered. They said they were investigating the claims.

A day after the news outlet published the story, the Delhi Police registered an FIR.

A video of the incident was shared by Scroll.in journalist Aishwarya S. Iyer, in which Tet is seen to be tied to the divider and being accosted by a mob.

Thirty-five-year old Tet, who has been residing in South Delhi’s Asola for the last 18 years, recalled that he was targeted by another unknown group 15 years ago at Sanjay Colony in Delhi.