’Maoists’ kill Catholics, Hindus in Jharkhand

January 7, 2011

INDIA: Armed men hacked to death nine people, including five members of a Catholic family, in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.

The attackers, suspected members of the People’s Liberation Front of India, a Maoist group, killed the Catholics in Tainsera, a village in Gumla district, on Jan. 5 night.

The gang is also suspected in another attack the same night killing four members of a Hindu family in neighboring Brinda Mahuatoli village.

Father Cyprian Kullu, media in-charge of Gumla diocese, said the killings have shocked the Church people and that they are unable to find the motive for the crime.