Malankara Orthodox church priest Job Mathew arrested over rape charge

Fr. Job is the second accused in the alleged blackmail and sexual abuse of a home maker using her confession in 2009.

Published: 12th July 2018 12:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2018 01:52 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

KOLLAM: Father Job Mathew, one of the four priests of the Malankara Orthodox church accused in the rape case of a women who made a confession, was arrested at Kollam on Thursday after his bail plea was rejected by the High Court the previous day. His arrest was recorded after he surrendered before the Kollam Assistant Commissioner of Police.

A police team led by City police commissioner Arul RB Krishna has interrogated the priest. Fr. Job is the second accused in the alleged blackmail and sexual abuse of a home maker using her confession in 2009. The case was registered following the complaint of the victim's husband based in Mallapally.

Fr Abraham Varghese, Fr Johnson V Mathew and Fr Jaise George are the other priests booked on similar charges. Bails pleas of all except Fr Johnson was rejected by the High Court on Wednesday leading to speculation that their arrests were imminent.

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