Sexual abuse case against Kerala Priests: Crime Branch collects complainant’s statement

Crime Branch team probing into the sexual exploitation case against five priests of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church collected evidence and statement from the complainant here on Saturday. 

Published: 01st July 2018 03:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2018 03:19 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

TIRUVALLA: Crime Branch team probing into the sexual exploitation case against five priests of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC) collected evidence and statement from the complainant here on Saturday. The Crime Branch team, which arrived at the complainant’s house at around 8.30 am, completed its interrogation at 1.30 pm. The complainant handed over the video evidences, WhatsApp and email records to the investigation team.  

Sabu P Mathew, Crime Branch SP, heads the three-member team. The team also met the complainant’s wife, who was allegedly sexually abused by the priests. She now lives in another house. 
Crime Branch officials did not comment on the details of their investigation. 

Earlier,  the National Commission for Women and state women’s panel had interfered in the case. 
V S Achuthanandan, the administrative reforms committee chairman, also had forwarded a complaint to the DGP on this regard. The complainant said he is hopeful he will get justice from the Church and the law.



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