C’garh pastor booked for rape of minor

Pastor Shalom Babu Tandi has been booked by Chhattisgarh police for raping a minor after bringing her to his place on the pretext of educating her, reports The Hindu.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Shankar Lal Baghel has said that the accused Shalom Babu Tandi has been booked for the offence of rape of a minor girl in Jashpur district. A case has been registered against Tandi at Pathalgaon police station, under both Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 376 (rape) as well as Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The complaint states that Tandi brought the girl to his home in Pathalgaon from the neighbouring Sarguja district on the pretext of educating her after assuring her parents of the same. However, he then began sexually exploiting the minor and warned her of dire consequences if she ever told anyone about it. The girl later informed her parents who then filed a complaint against Tandi.

The SP has revealed that the accused is on the run and efforts are on to find and arrest him.

Social Media footprints of predator Pastor

Apparently the pastor has social media presence as well. A YouTube channel by name ‘Rev. Shalom Babu Tandi’ can be seen where a Chattisgarh-based Pastor (no official confirmation whether it is the same person as the accused) has uploaded videos of him singing Christian hymns with minor girls in background in at least one such video.

Screengrab from YouTube channel ‘Rev. Rev. Shalom Babu Tandi’

A Facebook page also exists of the same individual where he has declared his profession as ‘Social Work’, given location as Rajnandgaon, Chattisgarh, and shared Christian messages like this –

The ‘Bhajan Samhita 119:72’ referred in photo above is nothing but the Bible (Book of Psalms 119:72) which states – “The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.”

Many such unscrupulous Christian missionaries, funded & employed by foreign (mostly US based) evangelical organizations like Southern Baptists, Pentecostals etc. are active in tribal regions of Bharat like Chattisgarh, exploiting & luring innocent tribals and killing their beautiful, intricate native tribal/Dharmic faiths while our left-liberal intelligentsia provides them intellectual cover.

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