Kerala priest abducted by ISIS 'posts' video slamming Pope Francis, PM Modi
- The priest, who hails from Kerala, had gone missing after the Islamic State militant group attacked the care home in Yemen in March this year.
- The efforts to release him did not succeed.
A video of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Keralite priest who was abducted by suspected ISIS terrorists in Yemen appeared on social media platforms on Monday. In the video, Uzhunnalil slammed the central government and Vatican for not putting in efforts to save him from detention. He is also pleaded help and said that his health deteriorating and need medical care.
'My captors have made many attempts to contact with govt of India, the Prime Minister and President of India. I am very sad that nothing has been done seriously to get me released," he said. He also alleged that Pope Francis or the Bishop of Abu Dhabi did nothing to save him.
The priest, who hails from Kerala, had gone missing after the Islamic State militant group attacked the care home run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Yemen's port city of Aden. One Indian nurse and 15 others were killed in the attack on the care home in Aden city on 4 March.
An earlier a video of the priest had emerged on social media following which External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stated that efforts were on to secure his release.
On 19 July, the captors posted a torture video and picture of the priest on Facebook. There were reports that the captors crucified him on Easter day.
Central Govt. officials told Asianet News that they will examine the authenticity of the video appeared on Monday.