KOCHI: The Kerala Police have issued a lookout notice against fugitive catholic priest Edwin Figarez, who is accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl several times at a church at Puthenvelikkara.
The circular came 11 days after the HC dismissed Fr Figarez’s anticipatory bail on May 5, following which he is alleged to have gone into hiding. “He is likely to have left the state. We will extend the search to the other states soon,” said Puthenvelikkara sub-inspector M S Shibu, while dismissing the possibility of the priest leaving the country. “He had surrendered his passport to us on April 29.”
Cops Rule Out Foul Play
The police team probing the death of a 23-year-old college girl at Kalamassery here on Friday, has ruled out the possibility of any foul play in the incident as alleged by certain outfits. “The result of the autopsy points to suicide,” said Kalamassery circle inspector C J Martin. Meanwhile, the police have not yet filed case against Valiyakath Khalim, the live-in partner of the deceased, who is currently under police custody.