Pastor Israel received many threatening calls from Hindutva activists during the past two months. Also, on 5 May 2007, the same group of people beat and harassed one of the families who attend the church.
The attackers fabricated a story of fraudulent conversions after an unknown person complained that Pastor Israel had offered Rs. 10,000 to convert to Christianity. They activists used this report as a reason for their attack.
Pastor Israel and his family have been serving in the town for the last 12 years.
FIR has not been filed by either party. Police said they are investigating the incident and will protect the Christian community.