Monday, June 13, 2005

US Missionaries attacked in Mumbai

Mumbai, India: June 12 2005:

Three US Nationals were attacked by a mob of about 40 people in Malavani, Malad (West), Mumbai.

According to police sources, the attack happened after the religious gathering where the missionaries had gathered was mistakened to be a conversion ceremony.

Philip Craig Allen (43) and Colver Steve Edwards (25) suffered minor injuries in the attack. Richard Wayne Jenel (45), who had been abducted by the mob was released later.

Police have booked a case of rioting and arrested Rajesh Keni and Bharat Koli, locals of the area. The duo were later released on bail by the court.