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Sister who was raped gives deposition to police, but will not return to Orissa

ICC Note: Please continue to pray for our sister who was raped in Orissa.

11/19/08 India (AsiaNews/Agencies) – About three months after their assault, Sister Meena Barwa and Fr. Thomas Chellan have told investigators about the violence they suffered on the night of last August 25, during the first days of attacks against Christians.

Their statements were recorded by the anti-crime section of the Orissa police, who came to Delhi to meet with the sister and priest. Inspector general Arun Ray confirms that the sister and priest – she was the victim of sexual violence, and both suffered brutal beatings – gave a deposition between 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. on November 18, in the presence of a team of investigators who had come from Orissa for that purpose.

The sister, still dealing with the violence she suffered, has repeatedly said that she does not want to go back to Baliguda… [Go To Full Story]