Update: 5.30 pm | 30 Mar. 2018
We have just received more news, giving us added clarity on the incident reported earlier this morning.
Pastor Madhira Kotireddy and his family had moved from Vijayawada, Krishna District, to Rentachintala village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. They lived on the borders of a village among the poorest of the society, spreading the gospel.
On the 29th, around 10.30 pm, as was the practice, Pastor was alone and deep in prayer, in a little shed that was built adjacent to his house. Unknown to him, a few unidentified fundamentalists, knowing Pastors habits, ambushed him. They attacked him with an axe, striking him on his head, neck and his arms before fleeing into the nearby fields, in the cover of darkness. His painful cries alerted his family who found him unconscious and profusely bleeding.
Narrating the incident, Pastor Yesuratnam Yattappa, mentioned that the Ambulance arrived to rush pastor to Gurajala Hospital, who declined to treat him, after which he was rushed to Narsarao Peta hospital. He was placed in the Intensive Care Unit all night. By the grace and mercy of God, he opened his eyes this morning but yet in a critical condition, still in the ICU.
Persecution Relief Team spoke to Sub-Inspector Koteshwar Rao, who claimed that no suspects have been apprehended so far. An FIR has been lodged.
Church, continue to uphold Pastor and pray for his miraculous recovery.
Also, pray for his persecutors.
Pastor Koti Reddy, aged 55 years, was attacked by armed religious fundamentals at Rentachinthala village of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. He is currently admitted in Gurajala Hospital in a very critical condition.
Church, please uphold Pastor Koti Reddy in your prayers.
2018 Persecution Relief News
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