A Christian Girl Abducted in Orissa, India

  February 25, 2011

  Bhadrak, Odisha

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment


On 25 February a Christian girl was abducted allegedly by Hindu extremists from Gokulpur village, Bhadrak District, Orissa,

As Sunemia Barik was returning home after attending the coaching classes from Tihidi, about 20 kms from Gokulpur village, she was allegedly stopped and forcibly kidnapped on the road by Khagewar Tarai and Brundaban Budhia who have joined hands with the local Hindu extremists.

Pastor Barik went to the Tihidi Police Station at about 09.30 pm and filed a missing complaint, reported our correspondent. The following day, Pastor Barik learnt from local villagers that Khageswar had taken her to a Hindu temple of Goddess Kali and forcibly married her and then fled from the village, forcibly taking Sunemia with him, to some unknown place, reported our correspondent. Her cell phone has also gone dead, ever since that day.

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