In violation of the lockdown, a mass prayer was held at the seminary in Mananthavady. The Mananthavady police arrested 10 people including priests and nuns related to the incident. The mass prayer was held at the Missionaries of Faith Minor Seminary at Vemom in Mananthavady after violating the instructions.
They were all released on station bail later. They were arrested following a collective prayer held in violation of the lockdown. The incident happened Sunday morning at 8 am. They were arrested after the police came to know about the mass gathering and prayers. Priest Fr Tom Joseph, assistant priest Fr Prince, Brother Santhosh and nuns Santhosha, Nithya, Mary John etc.