Meet the Sri Lankan worshipper who blocked a bomber from killing more people

Meet the Sri Lankan worshipper who blocked a bomber from killing more people

Ramesh Raju will always be remembered from preventing a suicide bomber from killing more people in Sri Lanka after 290 people were killed in bombings in churches and hotels across the country on Easter Sunday, April 21.

Raju, who was at Zion church with his family on Easter Sunday, was said to have stopped a man with a backpack from entering the church full of worshippers, BBC reports.

Legit.ng gathers that 40-year-old Raju Ramesh was in the courtyard approached the suicide bomber and the latter told him his backpack contained a video camera as he had come to film worshippers inside.

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Raju's wife, Chrishanthini, said: "My husband sensed something was wrong, and informed him he'd need to get permission first. He then forced him to leave."

According to Raju's wife, she heard a bang as she headed into the church, which had as many as 450 people in attendance on Easter Sunday.

Meet the Sri Lankan worshipper who blocked a bomber from killing more people

Ramesh Raju and his family. Photo credit: BBC
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Chrishanthini and her family escaped and rushed to the nearby hospitals to find Ramesh, who was later found dead at the spot his wife had last seen him.

Legit.ng previously reported that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) commiserated with the government and people of Sri Lanka, where nearly 300 persons were killed on Easter Sunday church attacks.

The Christian body also charged the United Nations (UN) to devise ways of ending the menace of terrorism across the world.

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The President of CAN, Reverend Samson Ayokunle, made this known in a statement by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the special assistant, media and communications to the CAN president, on Tuesday, April 23, in Abuja.

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