Bishop repeatedly raped nun says police, summon him on Sep 19

Bishop repeatedly raped nun says police, summon him on Sep 19

Bishop repeatedly raped nun says police, summon him on Sep 19

Meanwhile, the investigating team probing the nun assault case met in Kochi and reviewed the investigation progress and the course ahead. "It is the 76th day since the petition was filed and still police have not taken a major step in the investigation", he said. They also demanded the immediate arrest of the accused Bishop.

"Being a religious sister who is denied justice from the congregation authority and from the Church authority of Latin and Syro Malabar Churches, once again I implore your mercy on my situation".

Five nuns have been protesting outside the Kerala High Court, which is hearing the case, calling for Bishop Franco Mulakkal to be arrested and the investigation to be expedited. In a 72-page complaint to police, filed June 29, she alleged that the bishop sexually abused her more than a dozen times over two years. Attacking the police for favouring the accused, the victim had said though she was questioned at least seven times by the police, the bishop was questioned only once. Senior Kerala minister E P Jayarajan has rejected allegations of attempts to sabotage the case and asserted that the probe was proceeding in the "right direction".

"I beg the Church authorities to kindly make a speedy enquiry about this case and remove Bishop Franco from his responsibilities as the spiritual leader of the diocese", the nun said.

Reportedly, this is the first time in the Catholic church's history in Kerala that nuns have come out in protest against the church authorities and the police, who have been allegedly trying to delay the process of investigation and the resultant arrest.

Copies of the letter were sent to 21 others, including Cardinal Oswald Gracias and Delhi Metropolitan Archbishop, Anil Couto.

"Is there any doubt that the nun is a prostitute?"

The agitation by the nuns was part of an agenda to destroy the Church and the congregation, it charged. "By sticking to his position, he is inviting enough shame for the whole community", said council spokesman Shaji George in a statement.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo member S Ramachandran Pillai said the government and the party would not protect any guilty person, ANI reported. On that bishop, I have written to the Home Ministry as the Punjab government and Kerala police have not done anything. "I am a law abiding citizen".

"The complainant's sister, myself and God (know the truth)", he said.

Later, some more belligerent ones started another campaign #VaayaMoodeadaPC and it also turned a bit hit. I suffered it silently. I am going through painful agony...

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