Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Christian priest from Kerala who was freed by the Islamic State in Yemen earlier this month, after nearly 18 months of captivity has returned to India.
On his arrival in India on Thursday morning he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi.
Fr. Tom paid gratitude to all those who made his freedom possible. “I am very happy, thank Almighty for making this day possible. I am grateful to all those people who have worked in their own way (to secure my release),” the priest told reporters at Delhi airport.
Fr. Tom was abducted by terrorists in March last year when militants barged into a care home for the elderly set up by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Yemen’s Aden and shot dead many people, including four nuns of the charity organisation, among whom one was from India.
He was rescued from captivity from an undisclosed location in Yemen thanks to the intervention of the Sultanate of Oman that helped to find and rescue him.
Source of news : Indiatimes