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Reports say the post-mortem of Fr Kuriakose Kattuthura, who had made a statement before the police against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, did not reveal any unnatural cause of death.
Kerala nun rape case: Priest who was key witness against ex-bishop Franco Mulakkal found dead in Jalandhar
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara was found dead in a room at the St. Mary's Church complex in Dasuya town, around 180 km from Chandigarh. He was under the Jalandhar diocese which is headed by Mulakkal.
Upon reaching Jalandhar on Wednesday, Bishop Mulakkal was welcomed by his followers and even thanked them for their support.
Mulakkal was granted conditional bail by the Kerala High Court on Monday, and released from a jail near Kottayam a day later.
The prosecution could no t establish that the release of the accused in the case will adversely affect the case.
Mulakkal, who heads the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar, is the first bishop in the country to be jailed for rape.
The Kerala HC while granting the bail held that accused should not enter Kerala except for complying with bail conditions.
The second phase of protest, demanding the security of the nuns who protested seeking the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal on charges of rape, was launched on Sunday at Children’s Park Auditorium.
The magistrate's court in Pala in Kottayam district remanded the bishop to judicial custody till October 20.
Mulakkal was arrested on September 21 after three days of questioning and on September 24, he was sent to two-week judicial custody by Judge M. Lekshmi of Pala Judicial Magisterial Court.