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Indian Christian man beheaded after refusing to become Hindu

June 03, 2013

In India, a Christian man has been beheaded after he refused to become a Hindu.

Tapas Bin, 35-year-old resident of a remote tribal region of West Tripura, had been under heavy pressure from his father-in-law to abandon Christianity. Police say that the father-in-law conspired with a local Hindu religious leader to arrange Bin’s killing.

The father-in-law has disappeared, and his daughter—the wife of the murder victim—fears that he might seek to kill her and her son as well.

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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 04, 2013 8:15 AM ET USA

    I believe Tapas Bin is a modern martyr in the holy tradition of St. Stephen.