Delhi Archdiocese rejects claims of sexual assault by Kerala nun's family

Kin of the nun claimed that she had told Delhi Archbishop Anil Couto regarding the alleged abuse during his Kerala visit in May this year.

Published: 10th July 2018 02:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2018 02:12 PM   |  A+A-

Child Sexual Abuse

Image used for representational purpose.

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Delhi archdiocese has rejected the claims by the family of a Kerala nun that she had informed Archbishop Anil Couto about her alleged abuse by a bishop of Jalandhar diocese.

"I do not know anything about it and the archbishop also does not know anything," Susai Sebastian, vicar general of Archdiocese of Delhi, said.

According to media reports, kin of the nun claimed that she had told Delhi Archbishop Anil Couto regarding the alleged abuse during his Kerala visit in May this year.

Jalandhar diocese falls under Delhi archdiocese. "Anyone can claim (anything)," Sebastian said when asked about the claims of the nun's family.

Also Read- Sexual assault: Kerala nun to proceed with legal action against Bishop 

Archbishop Couto was not available for comments.

The vicar general said the archbishop was out of Delhi and would be back by the weekend.

In her complaint to Kottayam District Police chief, the nun has charged the bishop of the Jalandhar diocese of Roman Catholic Church with rape and unnatural sex multiple times at a small town near Kottayam in Kerala between 2014 and 2016.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp