ISIS abducted Kerala priest's torture footage posted on Facebook

| Updated: Jul 20, 2016 17:19 IST

Kochi, July 20 (ANI): A video clipping allegedly of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Catholic priest from Kerala who was abducted by Islamic State militants in Yemen has surfaced on Facebook page. Four months since his abduction, the video clipping shows the blind-folded priest getting thrashed by unidentified men in an unidentified location. The video has reportedly been uploaded from a Twitter account belonging to Taji Non and carried a message: "I got a vid on WhatsApp for Fr Tom Uzhunnalil under torture." Besides, a purported image of Father Tom shows him sporting a beard. It also carries a header, "Fr Tom's entreaty will be uploaded soon ..! will also be uploaded on Facebook." The person in the video footage bears an uncanny resemblance to Father Tom. (ANI)