Mumbai (AsiaNews) – A court in Chhattisgarh has acquitted a Catholic priest, a nun and an employee. The three had been unjustly accused in connection with an alleged rape involving a nine-year-old girl.
Fr Joseph Dhanaswami, principal of the Jyoti Mission High School in the diocese of Ambikapur, was found not guilty and released on Monday (9 January) after 16 months in prison.
Samari Kasabi's son, Sukura (left), and his family outside their village home in Dokawaya, Chhattisgarh.
Courtesy Open Doors International
An Indian grandmother was stripped naked, beaten to death and her body burned, apparently because her Christian faith was “disturbing the peace” in her village.The incident, in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh in mid-October, followed other serious attacks on vulnerable Christians in the state this year, including the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.