Kumtu Vasunyia

Kumtu Vasunyia was attending a prayer meeting at a hall managed by her husband and Pastor Ramesh Vasunyia when she was arrested for allegedly converting people to Christianity through allurement.


Kumtu Vasunyia is wife of Christian Pastor Ramesh Vasunyia who managed a prayer hall in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh. Kumtu, along with three other women, was attending a prayer meeting at her husband Ramesh Vasunyia’s prayer hall on December 5. 2021 when all 5 of them were taken to Ranapur police station for questioning.

Charges and Allegations

Kumtu Vasunyia and her husband Ramesh Vasunyia were taken into police custody on December 5, 2021, after some policemen came to make inquiries at his prayer hall in Pandalva village of Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh. He was taken to Ranapur police station on the pretext of asking him questions. Later, a first information report (FIR) was registered. Six people, including Ramesh Vasunyia and Kumtu Vasunyia, were booked under the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act. They were charged with converting people to Christianity through allurement.

The complaint was filed by 70-year-old Hindu priest Moga Vasuniya who alleged that upon visiting Ramesh Vasunyia’s prayer hall, Ramesh allegedly sprayer holy water on him and promised him Rs 1,000, a motorcycle and medical facilities if he converted to Christianity.

Current Status

Kumtu Vasunyia’s bail application is pending in Madhya Pradesh High Court. She is currently lodged in Jhabua district jail.



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