Seven-year-old Anmol was tortured and murdered for his Christian faith in India.
Gospel for Asia reports child's body was pulled from a pond last week with signs of a brutal beating. Autopsy reports indicate the final cause of death was drowning.
“It was very clear he was brutally murdered,” reported a Gospel for Asia field correspondent, Jayana. “[The murderer] had tortured the child in such an inhuman way...”
Evidence suggests that he was burned on his face and stomach and his toes were broken.
“It's unthinkable that this would happen to a little child like this,” said K.P. Yohannan, founder and international director of Gospel for Asia. “Persecution against Christians is an ongoing matter that we see happening every week. In fact, it’s increased by 400 percent in the last several years, but the killing of a little child like this is unheard of. Our people are already there to comfort and meet the needs of the family.”
According to Gospel for Asia, Anmol’s family has been a main target for persecution since 2003 when Anmol’s father, Harish, converted to Christianity.
The murder is still under investigation.