Religious leaders deny reports of Indian priest's crucification

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New Delhi/ Sanaa, March 29: After the Indian government confirmed on Saturday, March 26 that Indian priest Fr Tom Uzhunnallil was abducted by militants in Yemen, reports have now emerged that Uzhunnallil may have been crucified on Good Friday.

Though the news is not yet confirmed, several media reports suggest that Uzhunnallil, who is believed to be abducted by ISIS militants was crucified on Good Friday.

Also read: Govt trying to release kidnapped Indian priest in Yemen: Sushma Swaraj

Did ISIS crucify Indian priest in Yemen?

ISIS militants reportedly carried out the crucifixation on Good Friday after threatning to do so last week.

However, there has been no official confirmation either from Yemeni officials or Indian authorities. Religious leaders including the chief Catholic Bishop in Arabia, believe that Uzhunnallil is still alive and is with his captors and reports of his crucifixation are false.

Militants attacked the Missionaries of Charity's home for the aged in Aden on March 4 where an Indian nurse was killed. 16 people were killed in the attack when terrorists stormed the old age home and sprayed bullets at the residents.

The militants, believed to be affiliated to ISIS abducted Uzhunnallil on that day and whereabouts of him are unknown since then.

Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj on March 26 said that the government was making all efforts to secure the release of Uzhunnalil from his captors in Yemen.

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