’Maoists’ kill Catholics, Hindus in Jharkhand
January 7, 2011
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.
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