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Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal trashes Kerala nun's rape allegations against him; says open for probe
Terming the allegations against him as "serious", the bishop said only three persons knew the truth.
There have been speculations that the Bishop could be arrested, but Sachdeva said no anticipatory bail had been moved in the court.
As per the initial investigation of the police, Bishop Mulakkal abused his position and repeatedly raped a nun from Kerala, a special team probing the case told the Kerala high court today.
Fr Jaise K George's arrest was recorded after he surrendered before the Kollam Crime Branch office. The first accused in the case Fr Abraham Varghese surrendered before a court in Thiruvalla.
A woman had accused five priests of sexually abusing her for a decade. Her husband had complained that she came under the duress from at least five at least five priests.
A bench of Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan scheduled the hearing slated for Tuesday to Thursday.
Father Varghese and three other priests belonging to the same Church were accused of sexually assaulting a woman on many occasions.
For all practising Syro Malabar Christians in Kerala, these are trying times for all the questions they have to face from the society and from within.
One more priest accused in the Malankara Orthodox Church sex scandal was arrested on Friday. Fr Johnson V Mathew was arrested from near his house at Kozhenchery.
Priests, laity of Roman Catholic Church to seek removal of Bishop Franco Mulakkal from pastoral duties
A rape complaint was filed by a nun against Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Jalandhar diocese that has rocked the Syro-Malabar and Latin Catholic churches.
The Roman Catholic Church plunged into unprecedented crisis after a nun filed a complaint alleging rape against Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar diocese.
Back-to-back allegations that include a land scam and a series of sexual exploitation involving priests of different Christian denominations in Kerala have undoubtedly caught the eye of all political
The sexual abuse case rocking the Malankara Orthodox Church is perhaps the first in the country where four Christian priests are involved in a single such case.
The statement says sexual abuse of the victim began in Nov ‘99 and continued till Jan ‘18
If anticipatory bail was granted at this stage, it would adversely affect the investigation, which was at a preliminary stage, the court said.