Hubli, Dec 19: Residents of Revadihal village on this city’s outskirts today pelted stones at a group of Christian missionaries, alleging that they were converting people by distributing sweets.
No one was injured in the incident as the missionaries took shelter in a van they were travelling in and managed to flee from the village, police said.
According to police, the Christian missionaries, who reached the village this morning, were reportedly converting people. As the news spread, villagers surrounded them and pelted stones in protest.
Tension prevailed in the village after the incident but the situation was now under control, police said.
VHP leader Gokak Subhas Singh expressed anguish at the reported conversion and demanded that the government should initiate steps to check such incidents.