Published August 14, 2012 | 4:02 pm
New Delhi: A Catholic church in Nepal has received threatening phone calls from a person claiming to belong to an underground Hindu extremist group that bombed the church three years ago, The Associated Press has reported.
The agency quoted Robin Giri of Assumption Church in the southern suburbs of Kathmandu saying that the caller last week threatened to bomb the church if they did not give the group money. The caller didn’t specify the amount and said he would call back later.
Three people were killed when the church was bombed in May 2009 during prayers. It was the first such attack on a church in Nepal, where most of the population is Hindu and Christians are a small minority.
The Nepal Defence Army claimed responsibility for the attack.The outfit wants Nepal to be declared a Hindu state.