ISIS carries out crucifixion of Indian priest on Good Friday
Indian priest Thomas Uzhunnalil was crucified by Islamic State (ISIS) on Good Friday in Yemen, a report published in Washington Times said.
New York: Indian priest Thomas Uzhunnalil, who was reportedly abducted by a terror group in March this year, was crucified by Islamic State (ISIS) on Good Friday in Yemen, a report published in Washington Times said.
The Catholic priest, who was working at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, was abducted in a raid conducted by the militants at an old age home in Yemen in early this month.
As per the report, the Islamic terror group used the same method to execute priest Uzhunnalil, which the Romans did to crucify Jesus Christ.
Earlier, the Indian government had confirmed the capture of Tom Uzhunnalil being kidnapped by ISIS in Yemen and said that efforts were underway to ensure that he is released.
"Fr Tom Uzhunnallil - an Indian national from Kerala was abducted by a terror group in Yemen. We r making all efforts to secure his release," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.