Saul Pradhan (Vill Banjamaha, Raikia, Kandhamal) was called out of home and taken away by two persons who reside not far away from his house on 10 Jan 2011, in the evening. His wife and children are witness. His dead body was found next day evening about 2 kilometres away on the banks of pond at Nahudimaha.
Orissa: police claim pastor killed by extremists, drowned. Village revolts
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An autopsy on the body of Saul Pradhan was published today clearing the two Hindu extremists accused of his murder. Family members are threatening protests and call for new examination. Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar invites all Christians in the village to gather evidence against the two killers.
Phulbani (Orissa), Jan 16 (PTI) The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) today demanded a CBI inquiry into the death of a local Christian leader in Raikia area of Orissa''s Kandhamal district.
Sajaan George, President of GCIC, an affiliated body of the Economic and Social Forum of United Nations, after a tour of Kandhamal, said in a release that Saul Pradhan of Banjamaha village had been summoned by two persons in the evening of January ten.
Pradhan''s body was found in the afternoon of January 11, about two km away from the village, George claimed quoting Saul''s family members including his wife.
Banja Maha( Nugaau- Raikia)The Orissa police have detained two persons , Mard-Shimeyal Pradhan and Biju Malick,suspected of being the killers of Pastor Saul Pradhan, in the district of Kandhamal. The area has become notorious for anti-Christian pogrom in 2008. The two detained are Marda Pradhan and Baiju Mallick members of a radical Hindu group. They were the last to be seen together with the pastor Saul Pradhan.