Buddhist villagers in southeastern Bangladesh beat a young father and drove him from his house for converting to Christianity. The Buddhists warned Sujan Chakma, 27, not to return to his home after beating him on Dec. 18. “They threatened me that if I come back to my home, I will be in great trouble,” he said.
Chakma, who converted to Christianity about four months ago, has returned home but is still in danger. He is often unable to provide for his wife, Shefali Chakma, 26, and their 6-year-old son, as locals opposed to his faith refuse to give him work as a day laborer.