Published On: Sat, Sep 14th, 2013

Laxmi Sovi, Christian widow in India attacked,beaten by Hindu extremists for not converting to Christianity

Hindu extremists burst into the home of a widow in India’s Chhattisgarh state demanding her and her children to convert back to Hinduism. She was hospitalized and her home was demolished by the time the event was over.



Three Hindu extremists identified only as Veeru, Chaytu and Mangru barged into Laxmi Sovi’s house, as documented by the Morning Star News. When they returned that night, they forced their way into her house.

“They asked me why I converted to Christianity and left all the Hindu idols, and they also told me that I should reconvert to Hinduism or else be killed,” Sovi said.

Sovi, who became a Christian four years ago, refused to renounce Christ.

The Hindu extremists began beating her and her two children, threatening to rape her teenage daughter. The children managed to escape and hid in the surrounding jungle, but the men continued to slap, kick and punch Sovi as they insisted she leave Christ.

Doddamma’s daughter Laxmi was found semi-conscious after the beating.

Sovi returned home with area Christian leaders to find her house demolished. She received treatment at Rabindranath Tagore Hospital in Kondagoan.

“As her house was completely demolished, she is taking shelter at the house of another Christian in the area,” the Rev. A.K. Netam, an area pastor, told Morning Star News.

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