KANNUR: Police have registered a case against a priest for sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl, who delivered a baby in a private hospital at Kottiyoor in Kannur, on Monday.
According to police, the girl, studying in eleventh standard in a school at Kottiyoor, is a resident of Neendunooki in Kottiyoor. The girl delivered a baby in a private hospital on Sunday.
Following the information received by Child Line, who later informed the police, during initial inquiry said that she was raped by her father.
However, when her father was taken into custody and questioned for the crime, he alleged that Vadakkancheril Mathew (Robin), a priest at the Kottiyoor St Sebastian Church, committed the crime.
The house of the girl is near the church and the priest might have acquainted with the girl, the police added.
The police have filed a case under section 376 and POCSO act and is in search of the priest, who is believed to have fled to Ernakulam.